Richard Townshend - Director

 Richard Townshend

Richard lives on the Hauraki Plains where he has several dairy farming investments.  He has interests in dairy farming operations in Canterbury, Missouri USA and the south of Chile. Richard owns and runs a dairy farming supervisory business which oversees the daily operations of around 35 dairy units in the greater Waikato region, and also provides dairy consultancy services.  Richard is also a director on another large scale privately owned NZ based dairy farming business comprising 13,000 cows.

Richard formerly held a role as an External Monetary Policy Advisor to the Reserve Bank.


Current Directorships

Chairman of MilkTest NZ Ltd
Dairy Direct Ltd
White Pine Dairies
Maxwell Farms
Production Committee for Manuka (Chile, SA)


BBS – Bachelor of Business Studies, Valuation & Property Management (Massey University)
Dip Bus – Diploma of Business Studies, Rural Valuation (Massey University)
MInstD – Member, NZ Institute of Directors

Registered Office
c/o Clavell Capital Limited
Level 4, 139 Quay Street, Auckland 1010
PO Box 1917, Auckland 1140

South Island Office
Dairy Farms NZ Limited
Innovation Park, 185 Kirk Road, Templeton, 7678
PO Box 86-085, Rolleston West, Canterbury 7658