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Wayne McNee

Chief Executive LIC (Livestock Improvement Corporation)

Wayne McNee

Wayne joined LIC as Chief Executive in July 2013.

Wayne has worked in New Zealand and the UK as a pharmacist, and in 1995 returned to New Zealand to join PHARMAC (the Government agency charged with management of the prescription pharmaceutical subsidies), and was appointed as its Chief Executive in 1998.

After eight years in that role, he joined the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as a policy advisor to the then Prime Minister Helen Clark.

In 2007 Wayne joined the Ministry of Fisheries as its CEO and was appointed as Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in 2010.

In 2011 Wayne led the integration of the Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry, Fisheries and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority into a single agency spanning the entire primary sector - the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Wayne grew up on a dry stock farm near Oamaru. He has studied Leadership, Strategy and Digital Transformation at Oxford, Stanford, Insead, and IMD business schools.