Dan took up the role of Chief Executive of Silver Fern Farms in February 2024. He is responsible for leading the company, the delivery of strategy and financial performance, and engaging with customers, staff, farmer suppliers, and shareholders.
Under Dan’s leadership, Silver Fern Farms is well-positioned to fulfil its purpose to create goodness from the farms the world needs. Silver Fern Farms has an exceptional brand, and has a talented and passionate group of people working hard to execute its market-led strategy.
Dan initially joined Silver Fern Farms in 2017, eventually becoming the Chief Supply Chain Officer where he led the livestock procurement, non-livestock procurement, logistics and planning functions.
Supplementing his extensive understanding of the business, Dan brings a strong primary industry set of experiences in operations, commercial, procurement, supply chain and leadership. He was previously with Sealord for seven years in supply chain and commercial roles and, prior to Sealord, held a variety of roles at the Wilcox Group of companies and before that at Carter Holt Harvey Forests.