Holstein Friesian New Zealand is an organisation built around its membership of over 800 farmers and breeders. Members are grouped into 8 national wards on a geographical basis and these wards also have various Branches and Clubs in the local area. From these wards, a Board of nine Directors are elected to represent the members at national level. The Board sets policies and provides direction for the Association. All Board members are dairy farmers and active breeders within the industry. General and ongoing business of the Association is handled by the General Manager and staff based at the Holstein Friesian New Zealand head office in Hamilton.