Roy Johnson

Present Position

Mediator, Conciliator, Arbitrator,

Professional Experience

Mediator, conciliator, farmer arbitrator, dairy farm consultancy, farm supervisor, lease supervision, large herd specialist, equity partnership consultancy, private employment mediation, employment investigation.

My practice is mostly Waikato and King Country but also throughout the Upper North Island.

Career Summary

Current - Principal Roy Johnson Rural Ltd - Te Awamutu

Previous - Associate with David Stewart & Associates - Te Awamutu


National Panel of Conciliators

Otorohanga District Councillor,

Deputy Chair District Alcohol Licencing Committee,

Trustee of Otorohanga Charitable Trust,

Trustee of Beattie Rest Home,


  1. New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM)
  2. New Zealand Federated Farmers

Previous elected roles in Federated Farmers at provincial and national level.


Dairy Exporter: ([i]January 2011[/i]) - [u]Discretionary Work[i]; [/i][/u][i](November 2011) -[/i][i] [/i][u]Getting Smart with Staff[/u][i]; (February 2012) -[/i][u]Develop Your Staff - How to Rebuild Trust[/u]; [i](August 2012)[/i] - [u]Meeting All the Parties Needs-Equity Partnerships[/u]

Personal Summary

I am 55, married and have 3 adult sons.


50/50 sharemilking for 22 years, with 13 being with a large herd and

8 years with 1000 cows - I know what its like to get up early!

Dairy farm owner for 8 years.

Current farming interests.

Now - Farm supervisor and consultant /Mediator/ Conciliator for last 9 years

Speciality Areas

Mediation, Conciliation, Arbitration, Farm Supervision,

Employment consultancy/mediation/investigation,

Independent assessment of cow condition, feeding levels or grass cover,

All Contract Milking / Sharemilking disputes, all rural mediation ;

Manager recruitment, retention and manager coaching.


Bachelor of Agriculture (Production and Management) (Massey, 1984)

Dairy Production Systems Tutorial Series (Macky/McKay 2009)

Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) (Massey, 2011)

(Double Major in Mediation and Arbitration)

Making Good Decisions - RMA decision making (Auckland, 2011)

Certificate in Business Studies (Massey, 2012)Arbitration Practicum, Employment Relations, Employment Dispute Resolution & Employment Law

LEADR Mediation Workshop (Auckland, 2012)

Intermediate Sustainable Nutrient Management in New Zealand Agriculture (Massey, 2013)

DairyNZ Body Condition Scoring Trained Adviser,

DairyNZ In-Calf Trained Adviser.