Grant Coombes

Fonterra Alumni 2011 - 2012

Grant brings a wealth of business growth experience over a wide range of industry and governance roles. Having grown his start-up dairy business into a large multi-farm operation, he has applied these skills to lead a number of start-up businesses to success.

Grant works closely with businesses as they look to establish a first Board or work to get the best out of their governance team. Grant has strong coaching skills and is adept at directing people, extracting information, solving problems and finding resolutions.


Based in Taupiri, North Waikato, Grant’s farming interests are predominately dairy with dairy support and dry-stock farming over 730 hectares.

Grant’s governance experience encompasses the agri-sector, workplace safety and wellbeing, governance and tertiary accommodation. Grant is the Managing Director of Waikato Dairy Ltd and an active member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

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