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Chris Dennison (B.COM.AG), Independent Chair

Chris has extensive experience as a Director, including a current Board position on the Farmlands Co-Op, and also as former Deputy Chairman of Ravensdown Fertiliser and former Chairman of the Lower Waitaki Irrigation Company.

He and his wife Kay run a 400 hectare arable farm, with an adjacent dairy farm milking 800 cows and producing 360,000kg of milksolids. Mr Dennison has a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) from Lincoln University and is a graduate of the Rabobank Executive Development Programme.

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Colin Brown (B.AG.COM), Founding Director

The company founder, Colin has a deep understanding of NZ farming systems, and extensive networks in the agricultural community.

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Ian McPherson, Non-Executive Shareholder

The ex managing director of construction firm Naylor Love, Ian has a number of business interests, and has considerable expertise in financial and corporate governance.

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John Rolleston (LLB), Director

John co-founded and manages South Pacific Sera Limited which is a successful manufacturer and exporter of animal blood products to global pharmaceutical companies.

He has extensive governance experience, having been the Deputy Chairman of PrimePort Timaru Limited. He is currently the Chair of Waihi School. A qualified lawyer, John’s business, professional and personal contacts are numerous and he is highly regarded across the Canterbury business community and beyond.

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Gary Haskett (MBA), Director

Garry has investment interests in several KFC outlets and was awarded “Franchisee of the South Pacific region” in 1994.  In 1997 he completed an Executive MBA (with distinction).

He is a Director and CEO of Lignotech Developments Limited, a Mid Canterbury start-up company, which has developed a patented manufacturing process with commercial opportunity on a global scale.