Leading change & business growth
With more than 40 years commercial governance experience across a range of boards and evolving industries, Joe Ferraby has led some huge changes that have at times been contentious, challenging and ultimately very successful. Join us at the branch lunch to hear some of Joe’s experiences and his thoughts on;
- What makes a successful board
- Managing relationships with stakeholders and executive
- The things directors most need to watch out for
- Identifying opportunities for growth and development
- The changing governance & business landscape
Joe Ferraby is one of the region’s most experienced directors and business leaders.
Having taken over the 640ha family farm in Blenheim’s Awatere Valley with his brother in his early 20s, Joe quickly grew interested in business beyond the farm gate. He became a junior director on the Marlborough Farm Producer Co-op which morphed into the Farmland’s chain of stores with over 80,000 shareholders. Joe remained on the Farmland’s Board up until last year.
Joe also chairs Terra Vitae Vineyards, a publicly owned viticulture company owning 400ha of vineyards in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay, and is an independent chair for the Robinson Group, a large, family-owned construction company based in Blenheim. His past governance roles have included PPCS, Silver Fern Farms, The Equitable Group and chairing Destination Marlborough, Marlborough Lines, ANZPAC Oils and Nelson Electricity.
Joe is a Kellogg Scholar, a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and also serves on the Nelson Marlborough IoD branch committee. When not sitting at a board table, you might find Joe helping wife Carol host visitors to their internationally recognised garden at Barewood.
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