Pāmu appoints Mark Leslie as Chief Executive Officer

Friday 17 December 2021

Mark Leslie has been appointed as Pāmu’s new Chief Executive Officer following an executive search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

Pāmu is New Zealand’s largest farming business with a nationwide portfolio of 114 farms that produce milk, beef, lamb, wool, venison, wood and carbon credits. A State Owned Enterprise and key player in the New Zealand agriculture sector, Pāmu is committed to driving excellence and innovation in all aspects of its pastoral farming, forestry and horticultural businesses. 

Mark brings deep sector knowledge having spent his career in the New Zealand dairy and meat industries. He has led large and diverse teams in a range of roles including Director of Manufacturing for Fonterra, and more recently, Chief Operating Officer at Silver Fern Farms where he currently oversees 14 manufacturing sites, and 6,500 staff. 

Mark holds an MBA and Bachelor of Agricultural Science. He will commence as CEO in March 2022.