July 27, 2018

Mark Bridges

Fonterra Alumni 2017 - 2018

Mark is an Associate Director for Southern Pastures Ltd (a large institutional farmland fund based on sustainable dairy farming). Mark has extensive experience in the development of strategic farm plans and infrastructure developments, building teams of people to deliver the desired output, and best practice policy development.

In addition to this role, Mark is a Director and business partner in an Equity Partnership Dairy Farm based in Taranaki and is the consultant to a large heifer grazing block in South Taranaki.


Previously, Mark worked as an independent farm management consultant for 18 years in the Taranaki Region and as a New Zealand Dairy Board farm consultant in the Waikato region. Mark has held various dairy farm investments during this time, ranging from 50-50 sharemilking, farm lease and equity partnerships in the Taranaki, Wanganui and Northland regions.

Mark is proudly of Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngai Tahu descent and enjoys living in Taranaki with his wife and two sons.

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