Silver Fern Farms Limited is a 50:50 partnership between Silver Fern Farms Co-operative and Shanghai Maling.
Our governance policies are regularly reviewed to make sure they are consistent with best practice, ensuring our future as a world-leading food company.
Our Board of Directors
Our Directors are responsible for our company’s corporate governance and strategic direction.
The Board is made up of 5 directors from Silver Fern Farms Co-operative and 5 directors from Shanghai Maling, two of whom are New Zealand residents.
Rob Hewett - Co-Chair
Rob became the Chairman of Silver Fern Farms in December 2013. He was elect...
Guoxiang Wang - Co-Chair
Mr Guoxiang Wang is the Co-Chair of Silver Fern Farms Limited. He is the Ch...
Trevor joined the Board in August 2009 and is Chairman of the Remuneration ...
Ms Ru He holds a Master in Finance and Economics and has a bachelor degree ...
Dan was elected to the Board in 2013. He is the Managing Director of Mangap...
Mr Sam Robinson is a hill country farmer from Central Hawke’s Bay. Sam brin...
Mr Mike Schubert is currently the Chief Executive Officer of prominent law ...
Jane Taylor is a professional director, with a strong background in both la...
Ms Xuejuan Wang is the Vice President and board secretary at Shanghai Malin...
Richard operates a 300ha sheep and cropping property at Tapanui, West Otago...
Our Leadership Team
The role of our Leadership Team is to clearly define and champion our strategic direction and inspire people within the business to deliver on it. Our Leadership Team is made up of a talented and dynamic group of individuals that bring a wealth of complementary experience to their roles and an intimate knowledge of their specialist areas to spur the business forward.
They love their jobs and are driven and passionate about living up to our brand’s promise of delivering the world’s best red meat experiences.
Dean Hamilton - Chief Executive
Dean was appointed Chief Executive of Silver Fern Farms in November 2014. H...
Sharon Angus - General Manager Marketing
Sharon leads the team responsible for the growth and strategic development ...
Phil Buck - General Manager Plant Operations
Phil leads the operations team responsible for production across the group....
Dean Fraser - Enterprise Program Manager
Dean oversees all of the material projects in the group from establishment ...
Grant Howie - General Manager Sales
Grant leads the sales team at Silver Fern Farms. He is responsible for cust...
Vicki McColl - Chief Financial Officer
Vicki leads the group’s finance and accounting, treasury, customer service ...
Gary Williams - General Manager Food Quality, Envi...
Gary leads a team of specialists responsible for food safety and quality, t...
The Constitution of Silver Fern Farms was adopted by special resolution on 30 July 2009.
Director Election Policy
The Election Policy and the Governance Capability model have been developed specifically for Silver Fern Farms Co-operative, and has been approved by the Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Board of Directors.
The model is an appendix to the Election Policy. It establishes 6 important areas of capability that should be represented across the elected and independent directors to ensure a strong foundation for highly effective governance.
Burnside Hart Co-Operative Education Trust
Recognising achievement and investing in the future of our farmers and farm leaders is important to us. In 2008 we helped to establish the Burnside Hart Co-operative Education Trust to advance education and leadership training to those seeking to enhance their skills for the benefit of New Zealand’s primary sector.