Speaker Profiles | 2021

Lynda Coppersmith | NZ Young Farmers

Lynda Coppersmith | NZ Young Farmers

Chief Executive

Lynda is the Chief Executive Officer of NZ Young Farmers and has been in the role since October 1st, 2018. Prior to this, she has held a variety of roles across the rural sector with Fonterra, DairyNZ and LIC (previously Livestock Improvement). Most recently she worked for accounting software company MYOB in their Enterprise area where she held leadership roles in Sales and Account Management.

Lynda holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and an MBA from the University of Canterbury and has recently been appointed as Independent Director for the Canterbury Rugby Football Union.

“NZ is uniquely positioned to lead the world with agri-tech innovations and products. I’m really looking forward to speaking at the conference and getting up to date with the advancements we’re making.”

“Young people are the future of the agricultural sector. They are tech-savvy and keen to utilise technology on-farm to improve efficiency and profitability. Bringing young people into the sector who embrace technology and innovation is imperative for a sustainable and successful agri sector long into the future.”