Meet our board members – the people who help to set our goals and oversee our direction.



Appointed to Board in 2016, appointed Deputy Chair 2018, appointed Chairman in 2019

Role at Sanford

Chairman of Board and Nominations Committee, member of Audit Finance and Risk Committee and People, Health & Safety Committee.

Rob is also Chairman of Ngati Porou Holding Company Limited.

Rob has had an extensive professional and governance career both within the accounting profession and various public and private companies. His past directorships include, ANZ National Bank, Sky City Entertainment Group and Telecom. He is a past Chairman of Aotearoa Fisheries Limited (now Moana), Sealord Group Limited and was a Commissioner of the Waitangi Fisheries Commission. He has chaired and been a member of a number of Government Task Forces and is also a past Chairman of the New Zealand Business Roundtable. His most recent roles were as CEO of Ernst & Young Australasia based in Sydney from 2010 to the end of 2014 and New Zealand Chairman for the 2015 calendar year prior to his retirement from EY.




Appointed to Board in 2021

Role at Sanford

Interim CEO and Member of Nominations Committee.

Craig has extensive managerial and governance experience across a wide range of sectors. He is Chair of Wellington Zoo.

Past roles show a long involvement in the Fisheries and Seafood sector including running the marketing, finance and quota management for his family company, Ōtākou Fisheries. He was the past Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings, Chair of Ngāi Tahu Seafood, Poutama Trust, Moana Pacific, Prepared Foods, the NZ Seafood Standards Council, as well as serving on the Executive of the Fishing Industry Association Board, and numerous stakeholder organisations.

He has previously served on the Board of Airways New Zealand, NIWA, the Trade Liberalisation Network, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and Co-chaired the PECC Fisheries Task Force (with Chinese Taipei).

Craig was a Commissioner with the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission (Te Ohu Kai Moana) as it worked though the Allocation model and giving effect to the Fisheries Settlement. After the agreement on allocation methodology Craig served on the board of Aotearoa Fisheries. He was also a member on the Te Ohu Kai Moana review panel.

Craig graduated from Otago University with a Masters in Zoology and is a proud alumni of the Te Hono group (class of 2015).





Appointed to Board in 2020.

Role at Sanford

Chair of Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and member of Nominations Committee.

Fiona Mackenzie is Managing Director, ANZ Investments, at ANZ Bank.

Fiona was Head of Direct Wealth for Jarden (formerly First NZ Capital), which included responsibility for the Direct Broking platform, designed to empower Kiwi investors to take charge of their financial future by investing for themselves.

Before joining Jarden, Fiona was Head of External Investments and Partnerships at the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation fund from 2011 to 2017, overseeing a $6 billion portfolio and chairing the investment committee.

She was Head of Traded Products, and later Head of Markets at NZX from 2009 to 2011. She previously held roles in Morgan Stanley’s institutional equities sales division in New York and San Francisco; and worked in e-commerce product development at Credit Suisse in New York.

Fiona holds an MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business (New York), a BCom (Accounting) / LLB from the University of Otago and is a NZ Chartered Accountant (CA). She loves to travel, these days accompanied by partner and two children, who she has already introduced to the power of investing via their Kiwisaver funds.
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Appointed to Board in 2022

Role at Sanford

Chair of People, Health & Safety Committee and a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee.

David has significant corporate experience. He has been CEO of NZX listed Skellerup Holdings Limited since 2011, and a director since 2006. He was also involved in a2 Milk from 2008 until the company listed on the ASX in 2015.

David was recently judged Deloitte Top 200 CEO of the Year for 2021 and given the prestigious Johnson Partners Leadership Award from the Institute of Finance Professionals (INFINZ), which speaks to the quality of his leadership and focus.

David holds a degree in civil engineering and an MBA from Canterbury University. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.

David is also currently a director of Forté Funds Management Limited.