Contact Us: Senior Management
Team

Chief Executive

Tim Mackle

PhD

Contact information
DairyNZ Limited
Private Bag 3221
Corner Ruakura & Morrinsville Roads
Hamilton

Phone: 07 858 3813
Email: tim.mackle@ceo.dairynz.co.nz   

The DairyNZ Board is supported by a management team led by chief executive Dr Tim Mackle. Tim is tasked with ensuring that the DairyNZ purpose is fulfilled - to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of New Zealand dairy farming.

  Tim Mackle

Strategy and Investment Leader for Productivity

Bruce Thorrold

PHD

Contact information
DairyNZ Limited
Private Bag 3221
Corner Ruakura & Morrinsville Roads
Hamilton

Phone: 07 858 3892 
Fax: 07 858 3751
Email: bruce.thorrold@dairynz.co.nz

The Strategy and Investment Leader positions help fulfil our primary vision as an investor to secure and enhance the future of New Zealand dairy farming. Bruce is responsible for the Productivity portfolio which includes feed, animals and farm systems.

  Bruce Thorrold

Strategy and Investment Leader for Sustainability

Rick Pridmore

PHD

Contact information
DairyNZ Limited
Private Bag 3221
Corner Ruakura & Morrinsville Roads
Hamilton

Phone: 07 858 3893 
Fax: 07 858 3751
Email: rick.pridmore@dairynz.co.nz

DairyNZ's Strategy and Investment leaders are responsible for identifying key outcomes for levy payers and determine the most appropriate means of achieving those outcomes. Rick leads the sustainability portfolio which covers environmental management, biosecurity, animal welfare and community impact.

  Rick Pridmore

Strategy and Investment Leader for People and Business

Mark Paine

PHD

Contact information
DairyNZ Limited
Private Bag 3221
Corner Ruakura & Morrinsville Roads
Hamilton

Phone: 07 858 3750
Fax: 07 858 3751
Email: mark.paine@dairynz.co.nz

Strategy and Investment leaders ensure that the three key principles of DairyNZ's investment processes are met - neutrality in investment processes, aligned accountability and decision making, and cost efficient investment. Mark is responsible for the People and Business portfolio - business planning and systems, along with human capability

  Mark Paine

Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy Hood

 

Contact information
DairyNZ Limited
Private Bag 3221
Corner Ruakura & Morrinsville Roads
Hamilton

Phone: 07 858 3761
Fax: 07 858 3880
Email: jeremy.hood@dairynz.co.nz

Jeremy's role is to direct DairyNZ's financial goals, objectives, and budgets. He oversees the investment of funds and manages associated risks, supervises cash management activities, and executes capital expenditure and funding strategies to support DairyNZ's strategic direction.

  Jeremy Hood

Chief Scientist

Eric Hillerton (PHD)
 

Contact information
DairyNZ Limited
Private Bag 3221
Corner Ruakura & Morrinsville Roads
Hamilton

Phone: 07 858 3788    
Fax: 07 858 3751
Email: eric.hillerton@dairynz.co.nz

Stimulating novel, pre farm-gate, dairy science research relevant to the future needs of New Zealand dairy farming is key to Eric's role at DairyNZ. He is responsible for the delivery of science projects and programmes for all funders and is tasked with ensuring the quality and credibility of the science. The role also includes managing DairyNZ's research farms.

  Eric Hillerton

General Manager Development and Extension

David McCall

PHD

Contact information
DairyNZ Limited
Private Bag 3221
Corner Ruakura & Morrinsville Roads
Hamilton

Phone:  07 858 3775     
Fax: 07 858 3880
Email: david.mccall@dairynz.co.nz

David's position is key within DairyNZ as it leads the development and delivery of products and services to improve on-farm productivity and sustainability through DairyNZ's consulting officers and product developers.  The core purpose of the role is to lead the increase of dairy farmer adoption rates of new and existing technologies and application of best on-farm practices.

  David McCall

General Manager Human Resources

Rose Macfarlane


Contact information

DairyNZ Limited
Private Bag 3221
Corner Ruakura & Morrinsville Roads
Hamilton

Phone: 07 858 3754
Fax: 07 858 3880
Email: rose.macfarlane@dairynz.co.nz

Rose leads the design and implementation of the human resources practices that drive a high performance culture at DairyNZ and the recruitment and ongoing development of a high calibre workforce. 

  Rose Macfarlane
Kimberly Crewther

General Manager Policy & Advocacy

Kimberly Crewther

Contact information:
DairyNZ
PO Box 10002
Wellington 6143

Phone: 04 471 6902
Email: kimberly.crewther@dairynz.co.nz

As the General Manager for Policy & Advocacy at DairyNZ, Kimberly is responsible for DairyNZ's policy and advocacy function. In this role she leads a team working to promote and enhance the interests of New Zealand's dairy farmers by working with regional and central government across a range of policy, legislative, regulatory and investment issues. Kimberly is also the Executive Director of the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ), the organisation that represents the collective policy interests of New Zealand dairy companies. Prior to joining DairyNZ, Kimberly spent 9 years at Fonterra holding a number of policy and strategy roles, most recently as Fonterra's Policy and Advocacy Manager in Europe where she was responsible for leading the development and implementation of Fonterra's trade policy and government relations strategies in the region.

  • Tim Mackle
    Tim Mackle
  • Bruce Thorrold
    Bruce Thorrold
  • Rick Pridmore
    Rick Pridmore
  • Mark Paine
    Mark Paine
  • Jeremy Hood
    Jeremy Hood
  • Eric Hillerton
    Eric Hillerton
  • David McCall
    David McCall
  • Rose Macfarlane
    Rose Macfarlane
  • Kimberly Crewther
    Kimberly Crewther
 
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