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Professor of Agribusiness, Massey University

Hamish is the Professor of Agribusiness at Massey University with a strong focus on agricultural value chains, agricultural finance, business model design, food industry management, food system governance and international rural development. He is the project leader for the establishment of the Global Food Safety Partnership under the leadership of the World Bank. He also runs a design consultancy team at Massey University supporting domestic and international agribusinesses, producer organizations and governments in business model innovation, service design, value chain design and international market entry strategies for high value foods and commodities.

Hamish has holds a BCom (Ag) from Lincoln University, New Zealand, and a MS in agricultural Economics majoring in Agricultural Finance and Farm Management and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics majoring in Marketing and Food Distribution, Finance, and Quantitative Methods from Cornell University, USA. Previously, he was on the faculty at the 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, among others. He is also a member of the Potatoes NZ export Development Group.


  • 1999–present
    Professor of Agribusiness, Massey University


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