The Zanda McDonald Award is open to agribusiness professionals with natural leadership skills from across Australia and New Zealand, the award comes with a $30,000 prize package comprising an overseas mentoring trip, a place on Rabobank’s Farm Manager’s Program and $1000 cash.
Launched at the 2014 PPP Conference in Queenstown and born out of mateship and respect for one of agriculture's natural leaders, this Award aims to recognise diligent individuals working in the primary industry sectors in New Zealand and Australia.
Zanda McDonald was a prominent identity in the Australian beef and livestock industry and a foundation member of the PPP Group. He died in April 2013 at the age of 41, following a tragic accident on his Queensland cattle property.
“Zanda was one of life’s true inspirations and true gentlemen. He was an astute businessman and yet equally at home driving stock or fixing machinery. A devoted father and husband, he achieved great things in a short space of time. He did this with quiet determination and a natural instinct for doing the right thing.”- Shane McManaway, PPP Chairman
The Zanda McDonald award is a PPP initiative which aims to preserve the legacy of the late Zanda McDonald – as well as assist young agri-business people on their chosen career path.
Applications for the 2016 Award open on Monday 21st September 2015. Applications close on Friday 30th October 2015.