The eight members of MG Marketing's Board of Directors have a high level of business experience and industry expertise. At an individual as well as collective level, their expertise encompasses many facets of the domestic and international fresh produce industry.

Of the board, six of the Directors are long-standing produce growers and suppliers to MG through their own businesses, and two are special Directors - Bruce Irvine and Trevor Burt, both are professional Directors with a strong commercial background.

At regular meetings the Board is joined by MG's senior management team, Peter Hendry as Chief Executive, Duncan Pryor as Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Kerry Wells as International Manager.


Bruce Irvine, B.Com, LLB, CA,

was Managing Partner of the Christchurch office of Chartered Accountants, Deloitte, until 2008 and is a highly respected professional Director.

Andrew Fenton,

owns and runs a successful operation in kiwifruit production through the Bay of Plenty based Phoenix Partnership.

Alan Franklin,

a fifth generation celery grower in Auckland, is a new Director appointed in February 2010 to fill a casual vacancy on the board.

Lynn Crozier, Brookside,

a major grower of potatoes, onions and carrots since the 1960s on a family-owned and operated Central Canterbury farm.

Alan Thompson,

Alan is the Manager and Director of an integrated Kiwifruit and Citrus business based in Northland, Kainui Pack & Cool, and is also a shareholder and Director of Te Mata Exports (2012) Ltd

Mike Russell,

Mike in partnership with his wife Julie, are first generation growers with 35 years growing experience. They are specialist plum growers located in the Hawkes Bay.

Trevor Burt,

Trevor had an extensive global executive career with the BOC Group and Linde AG Ltd, living and working in China, USA, and Germany. Since returning to NZ in 2008 Trevor has embarked on a professional governance career and has experience in governance across a range of sectors

Mark O'Connor,

Mark was re-appointed as an MG director in November 2017 having previously served from November 2014 to November 2016. Mark is the Managing Director and a shareholder in the family market gardening business, Appleby Fresh Ltd, which is based in Nelson. Mark has other industry roles including being on the board of Vegetables NZ Inc and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Board charter,  code of conduct and capability framework

Board charter and code of conduct

Board capability framework