About

MH Premium Farms

MH Premium Farms is the trading name of the MHPF group of companies, all operating and managed in Australia.

MH Premium Farms (MHPF) is owned by Sir Michael Hintze.  Since 2007 MH Premium Farms has acquired a range of properties across Eastern Australia. The group now owns in excess of twenty properties in eastern Australia located strategically across several climatic regions with operations in all traditional agricultural enterprises. The total area is now more than 70,000 hectares. Acquisitions are regularly reviewed and assessed.

The properties offer a diverse portfolio producing:

  • fat lambs, wool and cattle
  • broad acre cropping of cereals and oilseeds
  • irrigated cotton and sugar

This is a long term investment and properties acquired are developed and improved with careful attention to sustainable production practices and environmental responsibility. The company is committed to being a leading producer and an employer of first choice within the industry.

Founder & Owner

  • Sir Michael Hintze AM GCSG
    Owner

    Sir Michael is the founder, Chief Executive and Senior Investment Officer of CQS, a London-headquartered...

Board of Directors

  • Mark G Johnson
    Chairman

    Chairman of MHPF since February 2015 BComm(UNSW), FCA, CPA, FAICD Career history Mark served as...

  • Richard Taylor
    CEO & Managing Director

    Director of MHPF since May 2015 Richard Taylor graduated from Sydney University with a 1st...

  • Frank Zipfinger
    Non-Executive Director

    Non-Executive Director of MHPF since March 2015 BEcon, LLB, LLM, MBA, AICD Career history Mr...

  • Nick Burton Taylor AM
    Non-Executive Director

    Non-Executive Director of MHPF since June 2015 BEc(Syd), FCA, FFin, FAICD   Nick Burton Taylor...

Executive Team

 

  • Richard Taylor
    CEO & Managing Director

    Director of MHPF since May 2015 Richard Taylor graduated from Sydney University with a 1st...

  • David Smith
    CFO & Company Secretary

    David Smith is an experienced finance professional with 30 years’ experience in the engineering &...

Corporate Social Responsibility

Scholarship

In a move to address a shortage of agronomists, and agriculture graduates more generally who may go on to service Australian agriculture, MHPF funds an undergraduate scholarship for a student commencing their 2nd year and studying Rural Science or Agriculture at the University of New England.  It encourages the recipient of the award, upon graduation, to pursue a career in agronomy in Australia.

As part of the scholarship, the recipient is also given 8 weeks work experience on MHPF farms. This opportunity is split among different farms giving experience in a range of locations and operations, and exposure to management decisions when accompanying our agricultural advisers. It includes spending time with the agronomists when they come onto the properties.

The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student on the basis of academic merit, involvement and leadership in university and community activities and interest in pursuing a career as an agronomist in Australia after graduation.

For enquiries about the scholarship please email advance@une.edu.au.

University of New England website.

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