Paterson, Dame Alison

Dame Alison Paterson

In 1976, Dame Alison Paterson was the first woman appointed to a Producer Board, the Apple and Pear Marketing Board and was subsequently the first woman appointed to the board of a listed company. She has held governance roles in many organisations including the Reserve Bank, Landcorp Farming, Waitemata Health Board and Vector. Dame Alison’s principal career focus has been agriculture, health and associated research and a motivation to add value and to 'give back' to society.