Mark Leslie

Governance profile

Mark is the General Manager Operations joining Silver Fern Farms in March 2019.

Mark has 25 years of experience across the Agricultural Industry including roles in operations, logistics, technical and quality. Prior to joining Silver Fern Farms Mark was at Fonterra where he held Operations and Supply Chains roles for Fonterra’s Branded business in New Zealand and prior to that the large Operations sites across New Zealand, responsible for 94 plants across 27 sites and the associated milk collection activities.

Mark has also held a number of Board and Ministerial Advisory roles, Chairing Kotahi for 6 years, Fonterra’s and Silver Fern Farm’s JV providing Landside and Ocean Freight Logistics solutions to a number of key NZ exporters and importers. Mark holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) from Massey University and a Masters of Business Administration also from Massey University.