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