LIC appoints Kellie Burbidge as General Manager New Zealand Markets

Wednesday 23 August 2023

LIC has appointed Kellie Burbidge as General Manager New Zealand Markets following an executive search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

LIC is an NZX listed agricultural co-operative and world leader in pasture based dairy genetics and herd management. LIC exists to deliver superior genetics and technological innovation to help its shareholders sustainably farm a profitable animal. With origins dating back to 1909, LIC has a long history of developing and delivering world-leading innovations for the dairy industry.

Kellie brings a wealth of sales and general management experience with extensive touchpoints into the Agri sector. Most recently, Kellie was General Manager for Eat My Lunch, a social enterprise providing free school lunches to Kiwi children, where she secured crucial government funding. Previously, she spent eight years with ANZ in a variety of customer focused leadership roles including General Manager Northern where she led a team of circa 250 Agri and Commercial relationship managers and held ownership of a $6b balance sheet. Kellie’s earlier career includes time within the financial services businesses UDC Finance and EFTPOS, and two years in sales roles with NZ Dairy Foods.

Kellie holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance & Management and a Bachelor of Physical Education in Exercise Prescription & Management both from the University of Otago. She joins LIC on 30th October.