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.
I joined the HRL board almost two years ago and have been board chair since 2016. My background is in Agribusiness and Farm Accounting as a founder of Brown Glassford and Co based in Christchurch. Working with a strong team of very capable people whose aim is to deliver results for farmers has been the focus of my working career and is therefore a strong fit for my role as director of HRL. The farming sector faces unique challenges in relation to climate, fluctuating market prices, environmental and other regulations and those servicing the sector have to understand these issues and be able to deliver solutions. The HRL group does this by having a great team and a wonderful culture and it is a privilege to be involved.