Board of Directors

The board consists of eight directors – five elected by farmer shareholders, two appointed independent directors and an appointed associate director.


The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and leadership of Opuha Water Ltd (OWL). Its  main focus is ensuring OWL is managed to the highest standard, and the company’s strategy is implemented.  Directors work to realise the company’s long-term corporate objectives to be recognised as a leader in the irrigation and water sector.

Ryan O'Sullivan

Chair, Farmer Director

Tony Howey

Farmer Director

Richard Green

Farmer Director

Brendan Caird

Vice-Chair, Farmer Director

Paul Burns

Independent Director

Brent Schrider

Associate Director

Rebecca Biggs

Farmer Director

Elena Trout

Independent Director