I have been in the industry since 1989 and grew up in the home of a dedicated stock agent and farmer.
My career has taken me throughout the North and South Islands and I have enjoyed the great support of my lovely wife Victoria.
We have three children named Angus, Alexandra and Jacquetta. My interests include cycling, tennis, the kids' sports (rowing, hockey, rugby, cricket, basketball, gymnastics etc) and rugby.
General Manager Funding & Procurement North Island
I have had spent most of my working life-time in the stock and station industry starting in Christchurch at PGG in the wool division in 1987. The past 20 years have been spent working across the North Island in various roles including wool, finance and management roles. I now reside in Hawkes Bay with my wife Ginny and we have 3 school age boys. Interests include cricket, rugby, farming and travel.
My experience in agriculture ranges from grass roots farming through to executive agribusiness positions and I have enjoyed helping Hazlett build on its outstanding success to date.
I am married to Kaye and we have two adult sons.
I have been involved in rural banking and the stock and station industry for the last 28 years. I started in 1992 towards the end of the Rural Bank era, followed by time with PGG and Rabobank – all based in Ashburton. There has been a lot of change in that time throughout Canterbury – consolidation of farm holdings, land use change, extensive irrigation development and more recently farm environmental compliance. Throughout all this change farmers have remained positive and resilient – and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working alongside them. My personal time is spent on a 100 ha irrigated farm at Winchmore, following my teenage daughters activities and socialising with family and friends.
Growing up as a child I always wanted to be part of the stock and station industry and join other family members who were involved in Hazlett. Whilst I enjoyed growing up in a number of different places all over New Zealand, my schooling was completed in Canterbury.
Whilst my partner Vicky and I made the move to the North Island as Hazlett continued to grow, I still call Canterbury home. I started my career in the industry in 2013 with another Livestock company before joining the Hazlett team at the end of 2016.
I love playing my hockey in the winter and enjoy summer BBQ’s and a bit of boating over the warmer months.
I have been involved in the agricultural industry in one form or another all of my working life. My wife Petrina and I have a small farm at North Makarewa in Southland. All the kids have fled the nest so its no problem for me to get around the South Island doing my genetics work for this great company. I enjoy working with farmers and helping them make progress on the farm.
My interests include rugby, camping, boating and breeding low input sheep on our little farm.
Having grown up on a family farm in the Hawkes Bay and having a real passion for livestock, I have always been set on a career in agriculture.
After finishing boarding school I completed a B. Com. Ag, majoring in farm management at Lincoln University. Following that I started as a junior livestock rep with Hazlett before going on to service the Banks Peninsula / Ellesmere area until mid-2015 when I made the move back to the Hawkes Bay.
In late 2016 I re-joined Hazlett, based from my home in the Hawkes Bay. I was excited about the opportunities ahead and eager to get back into the stock and station industry.
I have previously worked as the east coast regional livestock rep for Firstlight Wagyu.
In my spare time I play a bit of tennis and squash and love to get out hunting and fishing and enjoy helping at the family farm at Maraekakaho.
Having been born on the family sheep and beef farm just north of Feilding I have always had a passion for the agriculture industry. I have worked on the home farm for four years. Outside of that I have always been in the Agri-sector having worked on farms in Western Australia on the Wheatbelt and driving machinery for my father’s contracting business growing up. I have a real passion for sports, especially tennis where I'm still lucky enough to compete for my region. I am excited about my future in the livestock industry and look forward to the challenges ahead.
Having been brought up on a sheep and beef farm in Northern Hawke's Bay, I have always been interested in the agricultural industry. After finishing boarding school I completed a B.Com Ag Degree majoring in Farm Management at Lincoln University. My interests include most outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing as well as rugby in the winter. I enjoy being part of the Hazlett team and working with different farmers every day.
I grew up on sheep and beef farms in both South Canterbury and North Canterbury so the rural way of life is definitely in my blood.
After leaving school in I spent a year working as a receptionist for a blind cleaning company before moving into the rural industry where I worked in the office for a livestock company for 10 years.
At the beginning of 2016 my husband Matt and I welcomed our first child, Blake. Then in April 2018 we welcomed our second child, Jade with them both keeping us busy. In spare time I love to get outdoors and spend time with friends and family. I also love to spend time in the kitchen baking.
I joined the Hazlett Funding & Procurement team in May 2017 and am really enjoying my role here with a great team.
I was born in Dunedin but have spent most of my time in Christchurch. After graduating from University with a Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Taxation, I started working in the insurance industry where I remained for 5 years before moving to the Funding & Procurement team at Hazlett in June 2017. In my spare time, I like to go for walks and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Having grown up on a sheep & beef farm near Waiau I was always keen to work in the rural sector. After studying Business for 2 years I got my first job in the office of a livestock company, working full-time for 7 years and then part-time after starting our family.
My husband Matt and I have 3 amazing wee boys, Baxter, Jed and Ridge. In our spare time we enjoy spending time with our family and friends. Our boys are sports mad so evenings and weekends are taken up with rugby or cricket either on the back lawn or at our local clubs.
I am really enjoying my role in Funding & Procurement.
After qualifying as an accountant, I worked in the Stock & Station industry from 1986 until 1999. Since then I have worked at Day-Timers, Hawksbury Trust, and most recently for the CDHB at Burwood Hospital. I am married to Ann and we have two great adult children. I am an avid Canterbury, Crusaders and All Blacks fan and go to all home games. I also enjoy travelling, cycling and camping.