Meet our team

How is the board made up?

Farmers elect six directors, one to represent each of the three electorates in the North Island and the three electorates in the South Island.

Terms are for three years, and elections are rotated.

Two directors are appointed from the meat industry and an independent director, as well as an associate director also sits on the board.

 

Our management team ensure everything we do as an organisation meets the needs of the farmers we represent.

Each B+LNZ region has its own farmer council whose members are elected by local sheep and beef farmers. You can register to vote by joining the B+LNZ electoral roll.

What do they do?

Each year our farmer councils work with our extension managers to develop a regional delivery plan, guiding our work in the regions by advising us on research investment and the most relevant events and workshops to run.

This puts the decision making with those who best understand local farmer needs – the farmers themselves. As a result, we deliver the tools and services that have the most value to you. Learn more about Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Farmer Councils

National Farmer Council

The chairs and deputy chairs of regional farmer councils form the National Farmer Council. Find out who is on the National Farmer Council from your region below.

Paul Crick

Paul Crick

Farmer Council - National Chair

Ben Tosswill

Ben Tosswill

Farmer Council - Eastern North Island Chair

Sandra Matthews

Sandra Matthews

Farmer Council - Eastern North Island Deputy Chair

David Kidd

Farmer Council - Northern North Island Chair

Andrew Kirk

Andrew Kirk

Farmer Council - Northern North Island Deputy Chair

Dani Darke

Dani Darke

Farmer Council - Mid Northern North Island Chair

Alex Richardson

Alex Richardson

Farmer Council - Mid Northern North Island Deputy Chair

Bevan Proffit

Farmer Council - Western North Island Chair

Jeff Dickins

Farmer Council - Western North Island Deputy Chair

Fraser Avery

Farmer Council - Northern South Island Deputy Chair

Robert Peacock

Farmer Council - Central South Island Chair

Mark Adams

Farmer Council - Central South Island Deputy Chair

Bill MCall

Bill McCall

Farmer Council - Southern South Island Chair

Graham Evans

Graham Evans

Farmer Council - Southern South Island Deputy Chair