Keith Woodford is Professor of Farm Management and Agribusiness at Lincoln University in New Zealand. He is also a regular agribusiness commentator in the news media. Keith has a Master of Agricultural Science from Lincoln University and a PhD from University of Queensland. For almost 20 years he lived in Australia, where he worked at University of Queensland, before returning to New Zealand in 2000. He has also worked on education, rural development and market research projects in more than 20 Asian and Pacific countries, funded by various development agencies such as NZAID, AusAID, UNDP, Asian Development Bank and Caritas Australia.
Keith is also a mountaineer. In his younger years he climbed in the Himalayas, Andes and Antarctica. At the time of the Erebus DC10 disaster in 1979 he was working in Antarctica as a survival instructor and was one of the first three people to land on the crash site, subsequently working alongside the accident investigators.
Keith lives in Christchurch with his family and remains committed to mountain-based activities.