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James Nilsson | Colliers | Hawke's Bay (Rural)

James Nilsson

B.A. Sc.

National Rural & Agribusiness Director

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Professional Summary

James has recently joined Colliers as the dedicated General Manager for the Central NI Region to support the alignment and expansion of the commercial and agribusiness growth opportunities throughout the Eastern and Central North Island. James also holds the National Director role for Rural & Agribusiness to ensure the coordination of the growth of the Rural brand throughout NZ.

James has strong links with the commercial, farming and financial services sectors as well as 18 years experience owning and operating his own agribusiness venture from offices  locally and abroad.

His previous background in banking, investment fund management, and starting up an internationally recognised NZ brand, provides the commercial experience in helping lead an international brand locally excites him.
Through his expertise, knowledge base, and the local and international networks he maintains, he prides himself on being able to identify relevant opportunities throughout the regions.

His philosophy of building a team is similar to the ultimate team sport of rowing which he is passionate about - “in a company, we are all in the same boat, and what can be achieved and accomplished working as a team is far greater than any effort as an individual within the crew”.


NZ Rowing Elite Team 1997-2000

Surf life saving


B.Ag.Sci - Lincoln University

PG Dip Applied Finance and Investment - Australian Securities Institute

Memberships & Involvements

Horse of the Year - Independent Board Member


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