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Sir Graeme Harrison Professorial Chair in Global Value Chains and Trade, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Hamish is the Sir Graeme Harrison Professorial Chair in Global Value Chains and Trade at Lincoln University. His research focuses on agricultural value chains, agricultural finance, business model design, food industry management, food system governance and international rural development. He is also the independent government appointee to the Fonterra Milk Price Panel and academic advisor to Nuffield New Zealand.

Hamish has holds a BCom (Ag) from Lincoln University and a MS and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University, USA. Previously, he was on the staff at the Massey University in New Zealand, University of Illinois, Michigan State University and Cornell University in the USA and KU Leuven in Belgium.

He has consulted extensively on international food marketing, agribusiness and value chain strategy, rural finance and rural development to numerous international agencies, corporations and farmers organizations including European Commission, IFAD, OECD, USDA, USAID, World Bank, Dairy NZ, MyFarm, FarmIQ, PwC, FarmIQ, LIC, SCION, Wood Processes and Manufacturers Association, NZAPI, Potatoes NZ, among others.


  • 1999–present
    Professor of Agribusiness, Massey University


  • 2000 
    Cornell University, PhD
  • 1997 
    Cornell University, Masters of Science
  • 1991 
    Lincoln University, BCom (Ag)