Mark Saunders was elected to the ATS Board of Directors in 2012 and is a Director of Pro-Active New Zealand Limited, a Director of MHV water irrigation scheme, a member of the Institute of Directors, a member of the Mid Canterbury Managed Aquifer Recharge governance group and a member of Dairy NZ Environment Leaders’ Forum. Mark and his wife Pennie currently farm 2000 dairy cows at Lagmhor, Mid Canterbury, having farmed in the neighbouring Westerfield district in partnership since 2003.

Mark brings to the Board a good understanding of compliance and environmental issues and impact on the primary sector, governance experience and a focus on seeking continuous improvement for the co-operative.

In addition to supporting his three boys with rugby coaching at the local Southern Rugby Club, Mark enjoys being actively involved in the community, fishing and hunting.
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