Kerry Hoggard is keeping a low profile after stepping down as chairman of the Racing Integrity Unit early last year.
Mr Hoggard was Harness Racing New Zealand’s nomination to the board, which is the disciplinary body for harness, thoroughbred and greyhound racing.
He has a long standing relationship with Nufarm, which he helped build from a small New Zealand fertiliser entity to an Australian-listed firm with hundreds of millions of dollars of annual sales.
He began with the company in 1957 and rose through many positions to become chief executive in 1987. He was appointed chairman in 1999, a position he vacated in 2009.