Beef + Lamb New Zealand Northern South Island Director Kate Acland has been appointed Deputy Chair of the board. Chair Andrew Morrison says the decision was made to re-establish the role of Deputy Chair due to an ever-increasing workload in a period of significant change for farmers. Kate Acland and husband David have three children with a diverse group of businesses, including Mt Somers Station which includes a stand-alone honey operation with 400 hives that produce Manuka, Honeydew and Clover honeys.