Katie Milne

National President

Federated Farmers of New Zealand

In June 2017, Katie became the first woman to be elected as the Federation’s National president. The West Coast dairy farmer is a former Dairy Woman of the Year and a Rural Woman of Influence. A passionate farming advocate, Milne sits on numerous industry committees and boards including NAWAC, OSPRI and the Westland Milk Board. As Federation President, Katie is always looking to bridge the so called rural-urban divide and apply a rural lens across government legislation and regulation.