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Caroline Batley is a banking professional with experience advising clients on a variety of commercial matters. Beginning her career as a lawyer before moving into banking, Caroline is currently a Payments and Cash Manager for ANZ, responsible for the greater Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.


Hailing from a fifth-generation sheep and beef farm outside of Taihape, Caroline holds a law degree from the University of Otago, and is about to graduate with a Masters in Public Policy from Victoria University. She has also completed the Kellogg’s Rural Leadership Programme, where she undertook a research project on the decline of rural services in New Zealand.


Caroline’s volunteering experience includes roles across sporting, political, early childhood and professional organisations. She is currently a board member of the Waikato Chamber of Commerce and has joined the Waikato Farmers Trust to actively support rural communities and initiatives in the Waikato.

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