Colin Olesen has been involved in the kiwifruit industry for 21 years as a grower and has represented Trevelyan Growers Ltd as a Director for 12 years and Chairperson for the last 9 years. In October 2018 he became a Director of Kiwifruit New Zealand and in 2019 was appointed to chair the Audit and Assurance sub-committee.
Colin is a Chartered Accountant and is actively involved in his local community particularly through his Church and Rotary, where he has previously been District Governor.
He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1985 and has been awarded a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow for community service. In 2020 Colin was awarded Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand for his contribution to the Accounting profession and his community.
Colin enjoys his armchair rugby referee’s role along with his grand parenting duties where his love of song comes in handy.