Speaker Date Topic
Jeff Grant Oct 04, 2022
Jeff Grant last spoke to the Rotary Club of Invercargill in November 2021 about the red meat sector. He'll be back to speak to the club in October.
Here's a few highlights on his past talk:
Trends, consumers, consumption and climate change - massive topics facing every day New Zealanders, governments and world leaders were broadly canvassed by Grant during his talk at Rotary on November 2, 2021.
Grant, has an extensive political and governance career as well as being a sheep farmer at Balfour.
His talk focused on the time he spent in the UK after he accepted an offer from the Meat Industry Association in 2018 to head to London to represent the red meat sector's response to Brexit. 
Consumer trends:
* One of the biggest changes is that the bulk of food now being prepared in the UK and in major cities is no longer in a kitchen at home. Food is coming via food delivery services. Modern apartments - that are close to food precincts - are now being built without full kitchens in them.
This has an impact on how companies get their food to customers, if the traditional route is no longer through major supermarkets. 
* Have you heard the term of flexiterians? These are people who are mainly vegetarian but occassionally eat meat. 
Andy Borland Oct 11, 2022


Andy Borland is the CEO Managing Director of Scales Corporation, a NZ diversified Agribusiness Scales Group.

A Southland boy, he started as a Merchandise Clerk at J E Watson & Co.

Andy has an enormous wealth of knowledge and experience in New Zealand’s Agribusiness sector and equally in Banking and Finance.

He was recently appointed Chairman of the Rabobank Board after being a Director since 2016.


Jason McKenzie Oct 18, 2022
2022 Commonwealth Games
2022 Commonwealth Games

I am a passionate Southlander. I spent 10 year as a secondary school teacher, school counsellor and working in private practice as a counsellor. In the past seventeen years I have worked in High Performance sport in Athlete Life and Mental Skills roles (from talent development to elite) with a focus on wellbeing, personal development, and performance skills. I enjoy working with athletes to manage the pressures of life and performance

Current roles

  • NZOC Psychology team for Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022
  • Manager of the Academy Southland Program
  • Personal Development manager for STAGs
  • Mental Skills coach for Super Rugby Aotearoa referees

Recent Roles

  • NZ Olympic Psychology team for Tokyo 2020
  • Mental Skills coach for Referees and Rugby World Cup 2019
  • Mental Skills and Athlete Life Southern Steel
  • NZOC psychology role at Youth Olympics in 2018

Governance experience

  • Invercargill Licensing Trust Foundation – 7 years and current
  • James Hargest College – 9 year sand current
  • Waihopai Primary school – 6 years


Our Speakers this year Dec 31, 2022

Our Club would like to thank all of our speakers who have given their time to come to Rotary and educate members about a lot of different groups and topics. 

2022 Guest Speakers (this list will be updated throughout the year)
Tracy Kilkelly and Braden Stark
Sheree carey
Rachel Hucklebridge
Terry Nicholas
Joc O'Donnell
Sean Plunket
Brooke Hart
John Munro
Sam Payne
Judge John Brandts-Giesen
2021 Guest Speakers
John Green
Kate Pope
Dr Teri McClelland
Dr Agata Golawska Moody
Robin McNeill
Wayne Marriott
Ella Zhang
Chris Claridge
Nobby Clark
Rakihia Tau
Mark McLean
Jeff Grant
2020 Guest Speakers
DG Tania Lowery and John Prendergast
Dave McKissock
Lydia Uddstrom
Rebecca Amunsden
Leon Hartnett
Paddy O'Brien
Louise Evans
Covid-19 Reflections: Geoff Thomson, Mata Cherington, Tony Laker, Toni Biddle.
Liz Craig
Dylan Murray
Liv Cochrane
Melissa Vining
2019 Guest Speakers
Diana McLean
Carla Forbes
Dr Anna Palliser
Helen McCurdy
Lisa Tou McNaughton
Ken Bowie
Pauline and Mike 
Alan Watson
2018 Guest Speakers
Liz Craig
Scott Bowden
Sir Graeme Dingle
Joe Anderson
Scott McKenzie
Zoe Dawson
Claire Bau
Chris Ramsay
Laura Faherty
David Grant
Rebecca Shirley
Paul Marshall
Helene O'Neil