Allan Frazer has had a 50-year career in the agribusiness sector with both management and director roles relating to research and development, marketing, leadership and human capability development. His employer until early 2010 was Meat & Wool New Zealand and its predecessor organisations and he held senior roles including two periods as European Director and a 12 month period as Acting CEO for the global organisation.
He was a director of a number of related companies and organisations during this time. In particular, he was responsible for overseeing M&WNZ grants to industry good organisations in the wool sector, managed meat and wool levy support of ITO training, managed a programme for undergraduate and post graduate wool scholars and assisted in the formation of NZWCA.
He is currently a business advisor to a number of organisations including being the business manager for the Poplar and Willow Research Trust and Facilitator of the Wool Industry Education Trust.
He grew up on a sheep and beef farm and for many years was a partner in a livestock farming operation in North Canterbury.