Livestock Improvement Corporation appoints Paul Littlefair as CIO

LIC is currently in the midst of a significant technology transformation programme worth more than $40 million

Livestock Improvement Corporation has appointed Paul Littlefair as chief information officer.

Littlefair has been acting CIO since September and had previously held IT roles at KiwiBank, ASB Bank and the Colonial Group. He also worked as chief operating officer for the Bank of South Pacific.

LIC CEO Wayne McNee says Littlefair’s experience and leadership skills will be hugely valuable to LIC and its farmer shareholders.

McNee points out LIC is in the midst of a significant technology transformation programme worth more than $40 million. "This work aims to provide the infrastructure and foundations that will not only support growth in the business, but enable the delivery of new innovations that add more value on-farm," says McNee in a statement. “Paul’s skills, experience and strong leadership qualities will be instrumental in its success."

LIC is a farmer-owned co-operative that provides a range of services and systems including dairy genetics, information, automation technology, herd testing and DNA parentage verification.

Its subsidiary business LIC Automation also provides integrated automation systems and milk testing sensors that present real-time data while a cow is being milked.

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