Tony Coltman has over 25 years’ experience in corporate leadership and advisory roles, both in New Zealand and abroad. He was elected to the Board in 2016 and is the Chairman of the Health & Safety Committee. He graduated from Lincoln University with a BCom in Agriculture and a Diploma in Farm Management (with Distinction) and completed the Fonterra Governance Development Programme in 2016 and is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.
Tony is Manager & Director of a 3400 cow equity partnership at Dunsandel and is a shareholder in Focal Dairies, a 2500 cow pasture based dairy operation in Missouri, USA. Tony has a passion for rural business and is dedicated to the sustainability of dairy farming, where his efforts were awarded when he received the Regional Supreme Award in the Balance Farm Environment Awards. He is an active leader in the highly successful Forages for Reduced Nitrogen Leaching Programme along with other environmental iniatives. Tony and his wife, Dana, have four children and when time allows, he enjoys hunting,