Bruce Wills is Apiculture New Zealand’s Independent Chair. Bruce was first involved with ApiNZ as chairman for the Joint Executive Councils of the National Beekeepers Association and Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group during the unification of the apiculture industry. He was appointed chair of the ApiNZ Board in November 2016. Bruce has a long and varied background in the primary sector. He sits on two National Science Challenge Boards, is a director of Horticulture NZ, QEII National Trust and Ravensdown. He chairs the NZ Poplar & Willow Research Trust and MPI’s Deer Primary Growth Partnership. He is an experienced company director, a past representative of New Zealand and international farming and trade forums. He is a past Federated Farmers president and currently farms in the Hawke’s Bay.