Board of Trustees
Mike is experienced in the agriculture industry through roles at PGG Wrightsons, RD1.
Mike is currently a Fonterra Area Manager for Ward 19.
Graeme previously held roles as Federated Farmers Executive holding the Dairy portfolio.
He has been a Trustee since the Trust's inception in 2007 and has retired from his farm at Toko.
Joe works for PGG Wrightsons and has a prominent role in dairy research and development on the regions' farms, particularly the Waimate West Demonstration Farm.
He is Chair of Civil Defence Rural Advisory Group and MPI liaison during Adverse Events.
Mark is a dairy farmer from Lepperton and holds the position of Taranaki Provincial President for Federated Farmers. He is a member of the National Council and the National Dairy Executive. He is on the national LIC Sharemilker Council
Mark is a Thomson O'Neill lawyer working in their Eltham Office after leaving is own practice in Auckland 2008. He holds a NZ Diploma in NZ Trusts and Estates with expertise in multi-generational estate planning. Mark is also an Associate Member of STEP and Secretary of the Estate and Taxation Planning Council.
Amanda is a 5th generation Jersey farmer with her husband Greg on their 200 ha farm, leasing another 100ha on the Egmont National park boundary. Amanda is Chair of the Taranaki Council of TB Free and was on Federated Farmers executive committee in 2018/19. She is passionate about farming, Bio Security compliance and caring for the environment. The couple have planted 49km of stream banks in the Mangamahoe catchment. She can see New Plymouth and cowshed lights dotted beneath her farm leading to the question "why would I want to be anywhere else?".
Daniel has experience as a young man on parents dairy farm, a Manager of Corrections in Porirua and most recently a Senior Agri Manager for LIC