All food grown for humans and animals comes from our soils. And when that food is worth $23 billion to the New Zealand economy each year, there is a fair amount of nutrients to put back into the ground.

This is where Ravensdown comes in.

Owned by farmers, we work for farmers. We’re not here to make record profits or sell more than is needed. But to pass on value to shareholders throughout the year, and in the form of an annual rebate on the fertiliser that is purchased.

Now more than ever, customers need a partner to be by their side who can help them make the right choices for their farm. For the Ravensdown team, the reason we come to work every day is all about building a sustainable future and growing prosperity: for our owners, for our agri-sector and for our country.

Meet the Team

​​The eight members of our leadership team are focussed on our co-operative’s mission - providing competitively-priced essential inputs and world beating nutrient know-how, based on sound science and sustainable practices.

Board of Directors

As a co-operative 100% owned by farmers, Ravensdown's Board includes eight shareholder-elected directors, and two independent directors.

Director Areas

Area 1 - Pete Moynihan

Part Waitaki, Clutha, Gore and Southland districts, Dunedin City and Invercargill City.

Area 2 - Tony Howey

Central Otago, Queenstown-Lakes, part Waitaki, Waimate, Mackenzie and Timaru districts.

Area 3 - Stuart Wright

Ashburton, Selwyn, Christchurch City, Waimakariri and Hurunui districts.

Area 4 - Tony Reilly

Buller, Grey, Westland, Tasman, Marlborough, Kaikoura districts and Nelson City.

Area 5 - Bruce Wills

Gisborne, Wairoa, Hastings, Central Hawkes Bay, Tararua districts and Napier City.

Area 6 - John Henderson, Chairman

Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua, South Wairarapa, Carterton, Masterton, Palmerston North City, Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua, Manawatu, Rangitikei, Wanganui, part Ruapehu and part South Taranaki districts.

Area 7 - Scott Gower

Part South Taranaki, Stratford, New Plymouth, Waitomo, Otorohonga, Taupo, part Ruapehu, South Waikato, Rotorua, Kawerau, Whakatane, Opotiki, part Western Bay of Plenty and part Waipa Districts.

Area 8 - Kate Alexander

Hamilton City, Waikato, part Waipa, Matamata-Piako, Thames-Coromandel, part Western Bay of Plenty, Hauraki, Franklin, Rodney, Kaipara, Whangarei and Far North Districts and Papakura City, Waitakere City, Manukau City, Auckland City, North Shore City and Tauranga City.