Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Mike Petersen, Non-Executive Independent Chair

Mike was appointed to the Board in 2023. Mike has over 30 years’ management and governance experience in the agribusiness sector. He is currently a director of ANZCO Foods and Kelso Genetics Limited and is Chair of agri-food digital marketplace developers, Nui Markets Limited. Mike also has advisory roles with a number of other privately-owned companies. Mike was previously Chair of Beef + Lamb New Zealand and was also New Zealand’s Special Agricultural Trade Envoy for 6 years. In this latter role he advocated for New Zealand’s agriculture trade and market access interests and identified opportunities for New Zealand to commercialise its agricultural expertise offshore.

Andrew (Andy) Borland, Executive Director

Andy joined Scales in 2007 and became Managing Director in 2011. Prior to joining Scales he had a 20-year career in banking, with his final role being Head of Corporate at Westpac New Zealand. Andy has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and day-to-day management of Scales. In addition to his directorships of the Group, Andy is currently the Chair of Primary Collaboration New Zealand Limited and Primary Collaboration New Zealand (Shanghai) Co. Limited. Andy is a member of Scales’ Finance and Treasury Committee and Scales’ Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee.

Miranda Burdon, Non-Executive Independent Director

Miranda was appointed to the Board on 31 August 2022. Miranda has over 20 years executive and entrepreneurial experience, centered on fast moving consumer goods in New Zealand and globally, including as the Global Marketing Manager for Pernod Ricard and Brand Manager for NZ Dairy Foods. Miranda is currently Chair of Meadow Mushrooms, Live Ocean and Emerging Proteins NZ, an organization that seeks to accelerate the development of a thriving emerging proteins sector in New Zealand. Miranda is also the former CEO of Global Women. In 2019 Miranda co-founded Food Nation, a New Zealand based food manufacturer that develops plant-powered products.

Nick Harris, Non-Executive Independent Director

Nick was appointed to the Board in 2014, having been appointed a Director of both Scales’ Storage & Logistics division and Meateor in 2012. Nick was previously the Managing Director, and was one of the founding shareholders of Hellers Limited, New Zealand’s largest bacon, ham and small goods company. Nick is a shareholder and Director of several private companies, and is also Deputy Chair of the Canterbury Hockey Association. Nick is Chair of Scales’ Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee and is a member of Scales’ Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Alan Isaac, Non-Executive Independent Director

Alan was appointed to the Board in 2014. Alan was the President of the International Cricket Council between 2012 and 2014 and is currently: Chair of the Basin Reserve Trust, a Director of Oceania Healthcare (NZ) Limited, Skellerup Holdings Limited and a number of private companies. Alan has an extensive background in the accounting and finance field and is a former National Chair of KPMG. He was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2013 for services to cricket and business. Alan is Chair of Scales’ Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Xin Qi, Non-Executive Director

Xin was appointed to the Board in December 2021. He is a Senior Director of a department within China Resources Enterprise, Limited, who hold a 15.1% shareholding in Scales. Xin’s previous roles with China Resources (Holdings) Co, Limited include, Director of Strategy, with oversight of the company’s Strategic Business Units, and Chief Financial Officer for an e-commerce business based in Shanghai. Xin holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology and a MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Nadine Tunley, Non-Executive Independent Director

Nadine was appointed to the Board in 2019. Nadine has extensive horticulture and wider primary industry management experience from a number of previous roles, including as the former CEO of Oha Honey LP. Nadine also brings experience from a wide variety of governance and advisory roles, including as a former member of the Primary Sector Council, and as the former Chair of New Zealand Apples & Pears. Nadine is a member of Scales’ Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee.

Tony Batterton, Non-Executive Independent Director

Tony was appointed to the Board in August 2023, having previously been a director of Scales from 2011 to 2014. Tony has a private equity and investment banking background, in New Zealand with Evergreen Partners and Direct Capital, and in London with HSBC Investment Bank.  Tony is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Briscoe Group Limited, where he is also Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. In addition to this role, Tony is currently a Partner and Director of Evergreen Partners and a Non-Executive Director of NZ Fine Touring Group. Tony is Chair of Scales’ Nominations and Remuneration Committee and of Scales’ Finance and Treasury Committee. Tony is also a member of Scales’ Audit and Risk Management Committee.