Ovis Management is 100% owned by the Meat Industry Association of NZ and is funded by meat processors. We have four Directors comprised of two farmers and two industry representatives on the board. In addition, an Associate Director has also been appointed for a two-year term.


Roger Barton (Chairman)

Roger is a sheep and beef farmer out of Greytown in the Wairarapa. Roger has been a Director of Farmlands and on the boards of a number of entities, and has had involvement in Federated Farmers.

Andrew Morrison

Farms in the Waikaka Valley out of Gore. In 2023, Andrew left his role as Chairman of Beef and Lamb and is on the board of a number of farming entities.

Sirma Karapeeva

Sirma is CEO of the Meat Industry Association and has significant experience working with Primary Industries.

Greg McSkimming

Greg is the Agri-Business and Strategic Solutions Manager for Silver Fern Farms.

Greg has worked throughout the agricultural industry from Livestock and Agronomy roles to Senior Management roles in Pyne Gould Guinness, PGGWrightsons and Silver Fern Farms.

Project Manager

Michelle Simpson

Michelle Simpson has a long history of working within the animal health industry.  Michelle is responsible for the National Sheep Measles programme and is based in Manawatu.

Associate Director

Jason Griffin

Jason is an Associate Director of Ovis Management.  Jason’s skillset brings a lot to the Board and we are looking forward to working with him.