Kenneth Fletcher Acc.M.LEADR, AAMINZ

Present Position


Professional Experience

5 years Commissioner Environment Court - RMA mediations

5 years EQC and earthquake mediations - over 250 mediations

Mediator for rural, commercial and family disputes


Environment Court


30 years' experience as an economist

Speciality Areas

Farm Debt Mediation

From relief milking at age 15, a lambing beat, haymaking and orchard work, to modelling national livestock and forestry production, 22 years as an economist while running a horticultural business with my wife, and a term as a Commissioner on the Environment Court both mediating and deciding on rural issues, I have a lifetime interest in primary production and things rural. Add in extensive RMA and earthquake mediations, as well as general mediations, I am well-placed to help you move forward with your rural financial disputes.

Ken holds qualifications in the below primary sector economics and financial areas:

  • Implications of trading in global commodity markets
  • Role of primary and secondary creditors in farm operations
  • Land holding and business arrangements, eg family trust, corporate farmers, Maori land, lairage, sharemilking and cross loans
  • Farm financial and business planning tools
  • Role of cooperative structures and arrangements
  • Tax arrangements and obligations
  • Knowledge of insolvency processes including receiverships, and succession planning


B Com and BA

EQC Mediation Profile

After growing up in Northland and attending university in Auckland, I have lived in Canterbury since 1983. We have lived in Oxford since 1999, and our current home has suffered moderate superficial damage. I was in Central Christchurch when the Feb 2011 earthquake struck. An economist of over 25 years experience, with concurrent experience in employment disputes, I have been mediating since 2006. A Deputy Commissioner in the Environment Court since 2007, I have undertaken numerous mediations and have an extensive knowledge of Resource Management Act matters.