Board of Directors

Mr Steven Wakefield

Mr Steven Wakefield

Chairman, B.Com, B.Sc, FCA, C.M.Inst.D

Steven‘s career has seen him working for over 30 years with global accounting and management consulting firm Deloitte both in New Zealand and the USA in such roles as Senior Partner ― Risk Advisory. He is a director of the NZ Health Innovation Hub, former Deputy Chair of the Canterbury District Health Board, and an experienced director and trustee. Steve was named as New Zealand’s top Chartered Accountant in the 2012 NZCIA annual leadership awards.

Steven was appointed to the Board on 27 August 2013.

The Board considers that Mr Wakefield is an independent Director.

John Corbett

John Corbett

Non-Executive Director, BBus(BusAccy), MBus(AppFin)

Mr Corbett has almost 30 years’ sector expertise in agriculture, agribusiness and infrastructure, providing organisations with corporate finance, strategic planning, business planning, business operations, governance, and financial analysis.

Beyond agriculture, agribusiness and infrastructure, Mr Corbett has worked across a range of industry sectors including manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, mining and property, and has extensive practice in providing commercial, strategic and financial advisory services to both domestic and international clients.

Mr Corbett holds a Master of Business in Applied Finance and has had a banking career spanning 23 years. During this time he occupied senior corporate banking and infrastructure project finance roles with several major banks.

Mr Corbett provides practical knowledge and investment experience within the agribusiness sector with current Board appointments in the agriculture, solar and aquaculture industries.

Mr Corbett was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Company in November 2018.

Peter Roburgh

Peter Roburgh

Non-Executive Director, BSc, MSc(Hons)

Peter was General Manager of rural telco Farmside at NZX listed TeamTalk Ltd. Earlier he served as Chief Operating Officer of Energy Mad Ltd. In this role he was responsible for representing Energy Mad’s interests in its joint venture with its Chinese manufacturing partner, for establishing new national sales channels and for all aspects of worldwide fulfilment and logistics. Prior to Energy Mad, he worked for the New Zealand Institute of Plant and Food Research evaluating the intellectual property, market proposition and future for CropLogic and was instrumental in CropLogic being established as a separate company. Peter was earlier Chief Executive of telco CallSouth Ltd, a business he established and subsequently sold to NZX listed TrustPower. Peter has a strong track record in FMCG, financial services and energy utilities and in startups in telecommunications, consumer electronics and agritech.

Peter was appointed to the Board on 2 November 2010.

The Board considers that Mr Roborgh is an independent Director.

Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Non-Executive Director
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