Director & Agricultural Economist, Perrin Ag Consultants Chair of ASB Perspective2025
Our ASB Perspective 2025 Chair for 2020, Carla wears many hats. She is an Agricultural Economist at Perrin Ag Consultants, where she works on a range of projects for agribusinesses, iwi, industry groups and regional councils; President of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management, an industry organisation for rural professionals; a director for PrimaryITO and a board advisor for CyclingNZ.
In the past, Carla’s won the Institute of Directors Emerging Director Award in the Waikato – which saw her spend over a year with the Waikato Institute of Technology board – a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards, and completed the Agri-Women’s Development Trust Escalator Programme.
Carla spends most of her time on the farm her partner manages at the top of the East Cape and is incredibly passionate about the Aotearoa food and fibre sector and the contribution it can and does make to the economy, environment and communities.