Before joining Craigmore in 2010, Ché worked in NZ’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF). At MAF he focused on trade relations and agricultural cooperation, including implementation of agricultural aspects of the NZ-China Free Trade Agreement and managing NZ’s programme of agricultural cooperation with trading partners. He also had roles in three other central government departments, covering environmental regulation, competition regulation, and funding infrastructure projects. Ché brings Craigmore a strong understanding and network of regulatory contacts. As with the other Partners he has a family farming background, and has extensive personal experience of pastoral farming in NZ.