Michael Spaans is a dairy farmer from Te Aroha in the Waikato. He also has farming interests in the South Island, Chile and the United States. Michael has had extensive governance experience across the dairy industry.
He is a former Director of Fonterra Co-operative Group, Chairman of Waikato Innovation Park and Animal Breeding Services Ltd, and former director of OSPRI and NZAEL.
He is currently the chair of DairyNZ and is a director of ASB Bank and Shoof International. Michael has a Graduate Diploma in Finance and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.