T: 03 341 2225 M: 027 6717705
Canterbury based business development manager and former facilitator with Lincoln Resource Chris Coughlan was appointed to the new position of business manager with IrrigationNZ in June 2008.
Previous to her employment with IrrigationNZ Chris’ career was in agriculture focused with long term contracts promoting the agricultural industry and more recently facilitating engagement between science organisations, science and industry and science and the community.
Chris believes building trust and developing relationships is essential in developing new and growing collaborative opportunities between research organisations with industry, government, local authorities and the wider community.
She has an in-depth understanding of the present and growing importance of water and irrigation to the agricultural industry and NZ’s economy as a whole, together with a successful record in engaging community and industry by developing an interactive format to ensure good transfer of information.