Board of Directors

First elected October 2022, next election October 2025.

Chris started his career as a farm cadet, before moving into sharemilking. He currently farms 500ha at Pukeatua with wife Caroline, daughter Olivia and son Daniel, and another property at Te Awamutu running beef animals. They also rear around 400 calves a year and are supported by a team of five full-time staff.

Previously, Chris held a position as Dairy Chair for Federated Farmers, and also held portfolios covering animal welfare, ACC, employment, skills and training, immigration, adverse events and dairy. He also has experience on a variety of property trust boards.