Simon O’Connor

Governance profile

Simon joined the Silver Fern Farms Board in January 2023 and is a passionate supporter of the immense value that the agriculture sector brings to New Zealand.

He has had over 25 years’ experience working with international businesses to build successful joint ventures and partnerships and has held leadership positions at Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited and Livestock Improvement Corporation. Simon is a past President of the Latin America New Zealand Business Council and is currently also involved in  development projects in Africa and the Pacific.

Simon has Finance and Legal qualifications, is a member of the Institute of Directors and holds governance positions both within and outside the sector.