Chairman Richard Perry is an experienced director with a reputation for leading teams that deliver excellence in financial management and operational services.
Richard has extensive governance and directorship experience developed across public, private and not-for-profit sectors, ranging from start-ups to mature companies. His wide-ranging experience is in the agriculture, technology, property, innovation and finance sectors nationally and internationally.
He has more than 25 years’ senior-level financial experience including current roles as advisor of New Zealand Exchange-listed Allied Farmers Limited, chief financial officer at agritech company BioLumic, financial consultant at Rocket Lab and is a member of the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board.
Richard’s previous roles include chair of Allied Farmers, chief financial officer at New Zealand’s largest agricultural enterprise, Landcorp Farming Limited, and chief financial officer at Callaghan Innovation.
A Fellow Chartered Accountant and Certified Treasury Professional, he has worked as technical advisor to the International Monetary Fund and held various positions including financial controller at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
A career highlight is that during Richard’s tenure at Landcorp, shareholder value grew over $800 million while paying significant dividends.
A results-driven individual, Richard has a special interest in working with start-ups. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (first class honors) from the University of Otago. He joined the board as director in October 2020 and as chairman in 2023. He is based in Auckland.