Phone: 07 858 3813
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.
Strategy and Investment Leader for Productivity
Phone: 07 858 3892
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.
Strategy and Investment Leader for Sustainability
Phone: 07 858 3893
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
Strategy and Investment Leader for People and Business
Phone: 07 858 3750
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
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 07 858 3761
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
Eric Hillerton (PHD)
Phone: 07 858 3788
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.
General Manager Development and Extension
Phone: 07 858
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.
General Manager Marketing
Phone: 07 858 3879
Lauchie is responsible for the development and implementation of the DairyNZ marketing strategy and planning, with a clear focus on influencing changes in dairy farmer adoption of ideas, technologies, products and practices. He oversees the marketing and communications team that delivers quality services for DairyNZ, while effectively promoting DairyNZ to external stakeholders.
General Manager Human Resources
Phone: 07 858 3754
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.
- Tim Mackle
- Bruce Thorrold
- Rick Pridmore
- Mark Paine
- Jeremy Hood
- Eric Hillerton
- David McCall
- Lauchie McLean
- Rose Macfarlane