Mark Benseman - Chairperson Mr Benseman was appointed a Director of Allied Farmers Limited in October 2015. He is an experienced manager and financial analyst, with over 25 years’ experience in the investment industry. Mark is currently the Principal of Fraters Group in New Zealand and in the past had a role as a senior analyst with ABN AMRO New Zealand, was director and Head of Research with Citigroup Smith Barney in New Zealand, and similarly with Merrill Lynch (NZ). Mr Benseman is not an independent director due to the fact that an Associated Person is an Allied Farmers Substantial Product Holder. He has the following qualifications: BA (Hons in Economics).
Philip Luscombe Mr Luscombe was appointed a Director of Allied Farmers Limited in December 2005. He is an experienced farmer with interests in dairy farms in Taranaki and Otago, and in farm forestry. He is a Director of PKW Farms Limited, as well as a number of private companies. He is a trustee of The Massey-Lincoln and Agricultural Industry Trust and a former trustee of the Massey University Agricultural Research Foundation. He is a former director of Kiwi Cooperative Dairies Limited, Kiwi Milk Products Limited, Dairy InSight and industry research company Dexcel. Mr Luscombe is as an independent director. He has the following qualification: BAgSci(Hons).
Andrew McDouall Mr
McDouall was appointed a Director of Allied Farmers Limited in October
1999. He is Managing Director of investment banking
group MSL Capital Markets, and a director of a number of
private companies. Mr McDouall is an independent director. He has the following qualifications: BCA, DipNZSE.