About Kathryn de Bruin

Kathryn is a Chartered Accountant with an enduring passion for, and belief in the potential for, rural New Zealand.

She is a Dargaville local, having grown up on a dairy farm at Waihue and attended Dargaville Primary,  Intermediate and High School. She attended University in Palmerston North and travelled extensively overseas before returning to Dargaville to work.

She and her husband Andre run a horticultural operation outside Dargaville.

Her instinctive understanding of rural-based businesses means she can give her clients, who operate primarily in the agriculture and horticulture space and range from large corporates through to family-run operations, the financial information and governance advice they need in order to thrive.

In 2019 she was bestowed a Fellowship by her peers for the outstanding contribution she has made to her profession and her community.

Kathryn is an elected director to the board of Horticulture New Zealand. She is a trustee of the Te Tai Tokerau Water Trust and has been appointed to the Te Ōhanga Rautaki Whānui o Te Tai Tokerau Rōpu Whakahaere , the Northland Regional Economic Development Strategy Steering Group.

She is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors and the NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management, and a graduate of the Agri-Women’s Trust Escalator Programme (2017).

Photo by Trefor Ward, courtesy of Horticulture New Zealand