About Us

Our Story

We are the specialists in New Zealand primary sector investment.

MyFarm enables eligible investors to invest in hard-to-access primary industries.

Since we established in 1990, our investment focus has evolved from the purchase and syndication of handpicked dairy farms to a broader range of opportunities in the horticultural sector.

Today, MyFarm targets double-digit annual returns from investments in meticulously chosen businesses and land-based horticultural assets including vineyards, apples, avocados, kiwifruit, hops, cherries, forestry, manuka honey and rural commercial property. These are a combination of longer term development opportunities and investments in established assets offering immediate cash returns.

From daily operations to end of season harvest and export, MyFarm ensures every asset is professionally managed on the ground through partnerships with some of New Zealand’s most successful horticultural managers and post-harvest operators.

Myfarm Investment Team

Grant Payton

Head of Sales
E: grantp@myfarm.co.nz
P: 029 445 5871

Grant works directly with investors to:

  • Ensure they fully understand the MyFarm investment model.
  • Carry out financial assessment of potential properties
  • Provide information to investors that will assist the due diligence process
  • Find the best investment match by understanding investor requirements.

Karen Richardson

Sales

E: karen@myfarm.co.nz
P: 021 262 2779

Based in Auckland, Karen is MyFarm’s representative on the ground in this key investor market. As a Chartered Accountant and a full member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CAANZ, she brings a solid background in commerce and finance to the MyFarm team. Karen works with investors nationwide to ensure they are well informed on the types of investments we offer and the intricacies of specific investment offers.

Andrew Watters

Chief Executive

E: andreww@myfarm.co.nz
P: 029 440 6605

Andrew gained extensive experience in corporate management in the 1990s when he held various management roles with Kiwi Cooperative Dairies (a forerunner to Fonterra).

He is a dairy farm owner, Nuffield Scholarship recipient and past winner of the New Zealand Sharemilker of the Year.

Andrew is CEO of MyFarm, a director of Figured.com and a trustee on the Rural Leadership Consortium that operates the Nuffield and Kelloggs leadership programmes.

Con Williams

General Manager of Investments

E: conw@myfarm.co.nz

P: 021 241 6321

Con joined MyFarm in July 2018 and provides investment insights for all primary sectors and the specific investment opportunities. Prior to this Con was ANZ Agri Economist for 8 years.

This involved sector analysis to inform bank lending decisions and help clients understand the key external factors driving their business. It also provided exposure to banking, financial markets and a broader sense of what drives businesses and the New Zealand economy.

Brian Cloughley

Head of Investment Services

Brian is well versed in capital raising after 11 years as Director of Investment Banking (Agribusiness) for Craigs Investment Partners.

He has been instrumental in raising investment funds for MyFarm initiatives from international investors, as well as the promotion of collective investment vehicles for smaller investors.

Board of Directors

Paul Richardson

Independent Director

Paul has had a 29-year career in the New Zealand and Australian investment industry and is currently a financial consultant and director of Carina Investment Advice Ltd. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, is an Authorised Financial Advisor, is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors and the Institute of Financial Professionals of NZ, and is a Director of BNZ Investment Services Ltd, the CFA NZ Society and of MindFul Money.

JT Macfarlane

Director

JT Macfarlane is one of Australia’s most experienced international bankers. Until his retirement in February 2014, he was Executive Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Bank Australia and New Zealand, and a member of the Business Council of Australia.

He has had family investments in New Zealand agriculture since 1989, including dairy partnerships, an arable property in Canterbury and a beef and deer property in South Canterbury.

Andrew Watters

Chief Executive

E: andreww@myfarm.co.nz
P: 029 440 6605

Andrew gained extensive experience in corporate management in the 1990s when he held various management roles with Kiwi Cooperative Dairies (a forerunner to Fonterra).

He is a dairy farm owner, Nuffield Scholarship recipient and past winner of the New Zealand Sharemilker of the Year.

Andrew is CEO of MyFarm, a director of Figured.com and a trustee on the Rural Leadership Consortium that operates the Nuffield and Kelloggs leadership programmes.

Grant Rowan

Executive Chairman

Grant has built his career with hands-on farming experience that comes from bull farming and dairy farming in Manawatu, and dairy farming in Southland. He currently owns three Southland dairy farms totaling 300ha.

As part of the MyFarm investment team, Grant managed the purchase of 68 rural properties between 2008 and 2016, for investing shareholder funds of $472 million.

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MyFarm Investments

Call 0800 MYFARM (0800 693 276)
Phone: +64 6 323 2954 | Fax +64 6 323 0599
Postal Address: PO Box 91, Feilding 4740
New Zealand
info@myfarm.co.nz

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Grant PaytonGrant Payton
grantp@myfarm.co.nz
029 445 5871
 
Karen RichardsonKaren Richardson
karen@myfarm.co.nz
021 262 2779
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