Pāmu appoints Annabel Davies as Chief Sustainability and Risk Officer

Thursday 25 August 2022

Pāmu has appointed Annabel Davies as Chief Sustainability and Risk Officer following an executive search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

Pāmu is New Zealand’s largest farming business with a nationwide portfolio of 114 farms that produce milk, beef, lamb, wool, venison, wood and carbon credits. A State Owned Enterprise and key player in the New Zealand agriculture sector, Pāmu is committed to driving excellence and innovation in all aspects of its pastoral farming, forestry and horticultural businesses.

Annabel has a Bachelor of Resource Studies (BRS), from Lincoln University, she later trained as a management system auditor, and attained post-graduate Certificates in Risk Management and Human Potential for a Digital Economy. Annabel has over thirty years of experience working across a range of sectors including local government, infrastructure, energy, and the private sector.

Her most recent roles were at Trustpower where she led transformational projects, risk, stakeholder relations, climate change strategy, and drove the company’s Environmental, Social, Governance (“ESG”) improvement initiatives at a senior level.

Prior to joining Trustpower in 2013, Annabel ran her own successful consultancy practice, offering environmental and audit services for a range of clients, including those in infrastructure and water projects.  She was also involved in the start-up of the global environmental company ERM in NZ where she developed and led the sustainability and assurance practice. She also spent some years working for Watercare Services Ltd on large consenting projects.  

Annabel is a recipient of two Institute of Director Awards and has been on the Board of the Bay of Plenty DHB and the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce.

Annabel grew up on a sheep and beef farm in the Bay of Plenty (where she still likes to roam on horseback, and happily jumps in the yards when needed).   She lives with her husband and family in Tauranga. Annabel is of Rongawhakaata and Ngāi Tāmanuhiri descent.