Governance Bio
Richard Young
Appoint Professional

Richard Young

Location
Otago
Experience
8 Years
Remuneration
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:

Organisations

Private company
Listed company
Government Sector Org

Roles

Director
Chairperson
Board Member
“I am seeking roles within the NZ primary sector.I have a respected and solid background in the rural sector with far reaching networks within NZ. I have expertise in the sheep/beef and arable sectors, with an increasing focus on post farmgate, creating greater value via processing efficiencies, improved channels to market, and a consumer focused ethos.”
Experience
Memberships

Professional

Governance Roles

Director

Silver Fern Farms Ltd

December 2016 - Present (6 months)

o Silver Fern Farms Ltd is a 50/50 partnership between SFF Co-op and Shanghai Maling. SFF Ltd is NZ’s largest processor and exporter of red meat, exporting to over 60 countries. Annual turnover is excess of $2b and over 7000 passionate people are employed at our 19 NZ sites. o Silver Fern Farms leads the red meat sector with a strategy focussed on creating greater value through delivering quality grass fed meat designed to meet the requirements of consumers.

Farmer Elected Director

Silver Fern Farms Co-op Ltd

December 2013 - Present (3 years)

o Silver Fern Farms Co-op oversees on behalf of its 1500 shareholders its 50% shareholding in SFF Ltd. SFF Co-op focusses on building relationships with shareholders to maintain a strong cooperative ethos.

Chairman

Pomahaka Properties

March 2008 - Present (9 years)

o Small commercial property company focussed on pathways to achieve smooth farm succession.

Executive Roles

Owner /Operator

R G Young Family Trust

March 1996 - Present (21 years)

Diversified intensive farming business focussing on use of innovative technologies to sustainably create growth opportunities.

Education

IOD

Health & Safety, Governance

2016 - 2016

IOD

Audit & Risk, Governance Development

2016 - 2016

IOD

5 Day Company Directors Course, Governance Development

2014 - 2014

Lincoln University

Kelloggs Rural Leadership Graduate, Rural Leadership

2013 - 2013

University of Otago

B. Comm, Economics

1988 - 1991