HON JOHN LUXTON CNZM, QSO
CHAIR, CROWN APPOINTEE
John was a Member of Parliament from the Waikato Region for 1987 through until 2002. As a Cabinet Minister for nine years he held a number of portfolios including Lands, Forestry, Agriculture, and Māori Affairs. He is a graduate of Massey University – B.Agr.Sc., M.Mgmt and he has an Honorary D.Sc from Lincoln University. His career prior to becoming an MP involved farming and international consulting. He has farming and business interests in the Waikato. He is currently Chairman of the Asia NZ Foundation and Pouarua Farm Partnership Ltd. He is a past director and chair of Tatua Co-op Dairy Co Ltd and DairyNZ and a former director of Landcare Research, Wallace Corporation Ltd and Royal NZ Ballet.