Craig McBeth

Fonterra Alumni 2015 - 2016

Craig is the CEO of Dairy Farms NZ Ltd, a corporate dairy farming business, Chair of Harakeke Dairy Ltd Partnership, a 730 cow dairy farm in Culverden, North Canterbury and a Director of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management.

Craig had a 20 year career in rural banking, mainly with ASB. During this time he was a Rural Manager, Area Manager and General Manager of the ASB Rural team.


Craig’s previous roles include Director of NZ Nutrient Management Advisor Certification Programme Ltd and Chair of the Waikato Foundation for Youth Development.

He was also General Manager Extension with DairyNZ, where he led the Consulting Officer and Regional Support team and interacted with the research, development and policy teams of DairyNZ and several external organisations such as Dairy Women’s Network and NZ Young Farmers.