Board of Directors
Chris Kelly - Independent Chair
Chris has strong ties to the education sector and has been part of the Massey University Council since 2005 (holding the position of Chancellor since 2014).
He spent more than 12 years (2001-2013) as the Chief Executive of SOE Landcorp Farming Limited which followed on from seven years (1994-2001) in a variety of roles with the New Zealand Dairy Board.
Chris holds the position of Chair with Beef & Lamb Genetics and he is currently the Director of the Crown Irrigation Investment Company board and Deep South National Science Challenge. Past directorships include Primary ITO, FarmIQ, NZ Agricultural ITO and Pengxin New Zealand Farm Management Limited.
As well as holding a Masters in Veterinary Science (MVSc) from Massey University, Chris is an Accredited Director (AF InstD), a Chartered Fellow (CF InstD), and a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.