Stuart Wright – Chairman (Grower Member)

Stuart brings experience in governance from his role as a board member of the Foundation for Arable Research for 14 years and chairman for nine. He is also a director of Ravensdown Fertiliser Company and completed a Nuffield Scholarship in 1996.

He farms 450ha dry land at Sheffield, west of Christchurch, growing arable crops, finishing lambs and producing seed potatoes. Stuart is a strong advocate of industry good organisations and good governance practises. He believes that the measure of success for Potatoes New Zealand will be farmers and industry members seeing their levy as an investment in the potato industry, not a cost.

Location: Sheffield

Mobile: 021 329 763

Service:

  • Board – Interim Board Chair 2012-13, Board Chair 2013, re-elected Board & Chair 2014
  • Sub committees – PNZ/FAR Research & Development Governance Group 2014