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Rabobank appoints new sheep and beef research analyst

Agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank has announced the appointment of Jen Corkran to strengthen its research capabilities in the New Zealand animal proteins sector.

In her role as a senior analyst within the bank’s RaboResearch team, Ms Corkran will be responsible for providing in-depth research and knowledge on livestock with a particular focus on beef and sheep. She will work with the RaboResearch team both locally and globally to deliver research for the bank’s clients that supports Rabobank’s business and its position as a leading provider of food and agribusiness insights.

General Manager of RaboResearch Australia and New Zealand Stefan Vogel said Ms Corkran joins the bank from Barenbug New Zealand where she worked as a Pasture Specialist.

“Hailing from rural sheep and beef country in New Zealand, Jen spent over a decade building relationships with farmers and the wider primary industries in her role at Barenbrug,” he said.

“Having been a pasture systems agronomist, Jen brings to the RaboResearch team a deep knowledge of farming systems and is proficient in communicating complex information to farmers.

“She enjoys building relationships with farmers and working alongside them to support their businesses. Her mix of skills and experience make her a ‘great fit’ for the role and we are thrilled to have her join the team at Rabobank.”

Ms Corkran started in her new role, which is based out of Rabobank’s Hamilton office, earlier in the month. She takes over coverage of the animal proteins sector from Genevieve Steven, who was appointed into a new role within the bank earlier this year.

Part of global specialist food and agribusiness banking cooperative Rabobank Group, Rabobank New Zealand is one of the country’s largest agricultural lenders and a major provider of corporate and business banking services to the food and agribusiness sector.

The bank’s RaboResearch division is focused on undertaking research into the food and agribusiness sector for the benefit of Rabobank’s clients – including producing comprehensive reports on various sectors, commodity outlooks, market trends and future industry developments. The local New Zealand research team is part of a global network of more than 70 analysts across the bank.

Ms Corkran said she is looking forward to working alongside Nelson-based senior agricultural analyst Emma Higgins and her other RaboResearch colleagues around the globe, to develop meaningful research materials for the bank’s clients.

“I’m thrilled to join Rabobank and RaboResearch’s global team of analysts. As an avid advocate for our grass-fed New Zealand-produced protein, I can’t wait to help communicate insights and reports to support Rabobank clients into the future,” she said.

Ms Corkran holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (1st class Hons) from Massey University and is a recent graduate of the Kellogg Rural Leadership programme.


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