Kate Acland and her husband David own and operate Mt Somers Station, a large and highly diversified farming operation running sheep, cattle, deer, dairy and a stand-alone honey operation in the Mid Canterbury foothills. Kate Acland joined the Board in 2018. Prior to moving to Mid Canterbury in 2010, Kate established a winery and vineyard operation in Marlborough with 26ha of vineyard, a winery and significant export markets.
Kate and David also own the Mt Somers and Staveley Stores and have several other small locally based businesses. In addition to governance experience in her own businesses, Kate currently holds several outside governance roles; sitting on the board of WRONZ as well as being Director of North Canterbury Future Farms.