Waerenga farmer Jim Cotman has held several past leadership positions within the Waikato, including Chair of Waikato Farm Environment Awards and NZ Farm Environment Trust, and Trustee of Wintec Student Residence Trust.

Jim has a strong sense of gratitude to the farming industry and his role as Trustee allows him to use his knowledge in governance and strategic planning to give back to our community. Jim’s key interest is in improving education opportunities for tertiary students, governance and agribusiness learners.