Dan was elected to the Board in 2013. He is the Managing Director of Mangapoike Ltd, a 24,000 stock unit pastoral farming company near Gisborne.

As farmers, if we want to be in control of our future and capture value beyond the farm gate, it is imperative that we engage with our co-ops through committed supply and capital.

He was invited to take part of the 2014 Rabobank Global Farmers Masterclass and has completed the 2014/15 Fonterra Governance Development Programme.