RWNZ welcomes new staff members, Angela McLeod and Catherine Stabb to the National Office.
Angela McLeod (pictured on right)
Manager: Government, Public Sector & Academic Relationships
Bachelor of Agriculture, Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies
Angela comes to us from Parliament where she was a Policy, Research and Communications Advisor, primarily in Primary Industries, Outdoor Recreation and Corrections. Previously she worked from home as the Executive & Communications Manager for BPW International after spending four years as an Executive Assistant in Parliament.
She is a current Upper Hutt City Councillor and is Chair of the Council’s Community Grants Committee, Deputy Chair of Policy Committee and sits on the Chief Executive; Audit, Risk and Finance; Legislation; Hearings and District Licencing Committees. Angela is the Chair of the Wellington Region Waste Forum and holds a current RMA ‘Making Good Decisions’ certificate.
Angela grew up on a farm, has a Bachelor of Agriculture and a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies. She is passionate about healthy and sustainable living along with her husband Mac, where they enjoy living on a lifestyle block in Whiteman’s Valley, Upper Hutt. She is a strong advocate for the empowerment of women, community development and sensible agriculture. Angela will be known to some of you for her work on equal pay, quality flexible work legislation, country of origin labeling of food, alcohol law reform, and reducing the rates of violence against women.
Civil society experience includes being on the board of YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand, Immediate Past President of UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand and a Past President of BPW New Zealand. Angela is excited to bring her experience and skills to RWNZ where she can assist in projecting our authoritative rural voice.
If you wish to contact Angela, you can reach her at
Catherine Stabb (pictured on left)
Communications, Marketing and Events Assistant
Bachelor of Commerce (Public Policy, Management)
Catherine is a recent Graduate, born and raised in Tauranga and has now been living in Wellington Central for four years. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Management and Public Policy) in July 2017, and spent five months traveling Europe and the U.K. She is passionate for her community, equality, and having a voice in today’s fast moving society.
Although a city girl, her family have owned and managed a dairy farm in the Waikato for three generations, where she has spent many holidays helping out around the farm. She is the great-niece of June Haultain, an active member of RWNZ who was once National Vice President of WDFF, a PLM, and honorary Vice President of the National Fieldays Scoiety. Her husband Rex, was long-standing director of the Dairy Group. In her spare time, Catherine plays football, and volunteers at local-events in the Wellington region and beach-clean-ups in her home town.
She is a fresh minded, tech savvy young woman who hopes to breadthen our engagement platform through our social media and events.
If you wish for anything to be published in the Express Magazine or monthly e-Newsletter, or have any other queries for Catherine, you can each her by email
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