Scott O'Donnell

Scott O'Donnell – current Chairman.

Board of Directors

Blue Sky Meats is a public unlisted company supported by a board of three directors.  This level of governance can provide reassurance to our farmers, our customers and our people.

Each of them is individually accountable for the decisions the company makes.  It is not just the legal obligation that ensures this, they act with integrity because their values demand it.

Like the management team it supports, the board is an experienced team with a history of delivering excellence.  It is constantly looking to the future to ensure Blue Sky Meats is providing its customers throughout the world with the products they want, and that their farmers continue to receive a fair return.

The board is lead by Scott O’Donnell. Southland born and bred, Scott’s early background included senior financial roles in Telecom NZ plus European telecoms and banking operations. He returned to Invercargill in 1995 and joined the family owned HW Richardson Group. he was GM of the transport and contracting sections of this business and then took over the Managing Directors role in 2006. He retired from this role in 2015 but continues to be member of the board. He has been on the Blue Sky Meat board since 2012

Andrew G Lowe, MNZM - Andy is the Managing Director of Lowe Corporation Limited, a family owned business that processes hides, pelts and rendering material.  As well as owning tannery, trucking and rendering businesses throughout New Zealand, the company is also involved in farming, property development and investment.  Andy has more than 30 years experience in the meat and meat by-product industries.  Andy has been a Director of Blue Sky Meats since 2014.

Peter Carnahan – Peter has an intimate knowledge of the company having been a director since 1987 as well as holding the role of company secretary in the business’ formative years.  Formally an accountant, Peter has since held CEO roles with logistics companies including his current role with Trojan Holdings, a transport operation.  His combination of logistics and financial skills are a valuable asset to Blue Sky Meats.