Shareholders and Management

ANZCO is jointly owned by Itoham Foods Inc, Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd and directors and management. Each shareholder group owns more than 25 percent of the company.


Mark Clarkson

Managing Director

Before beginning his current role as Managing Director of ANZCO Foods Ltd in March 2004, Mark had distinguished himself as the CEO of ANZCO subsidiary CMP Canterbury Ltd for 10 years.   With strong relationships with customers, staff, shareholders and farmer producers, Mark was in a unique position to further the key partnerships and innovation that ANZCO had established around the world.

Prior to this, Mark was the General Manager of Five Star Beef Limited, a 50:50 joint venture with Itoham and ANZCO.  As the country’s largest commercial feedlot in New Zealand, Five Star Beef Limited has a maximum capacity of 20,000 head and is New Zealand’s single largest supplier of chilled beef exports.

In addition to his ANZCO role, Mark is a Council Member of the Meat Industry Association, as well as being a member of their Joint Working Group.  His key roles include ensuring long term market access for the group, maximising returns for members, as well as staying at the front of international food safety and ensuring the environmental sustainability of agricultural production.

When not at work, Mark keeps fit by walking half marathons.  His fitness is then put to good use in the garden, before he retires inside to sample one of the fine wines that he enjoys collecting.