I have been in the industry since 1983 and worked in Marlborough, Canterbury and South Canterbury as a livestock rep before moving into management roles since 2000 covering Canterbury and later the entire South Island.
I am married to Pip and we have two great children, Ollie and Kate. My interests are following the children's sports, family time and, of course, rugby.
The stock and station industry has always appealed to me. In 1987 as a teenager, I started my career as an office junior in Greymouth before taking a position as an agent in South Canterbury, and then gradually moving North to Canterbury.
It has been an interesting ride highlighted by meeting so many characters (farmers & agents) along the way. I now reside at West Melton with Julie my wife, son Jack and daughter Grace. We, like many other kiwi families appreciate the community spirit that rural towns have to offer. Motorbikes, horses and sport help balance life as we enjoy being a part of the Hazlett team.
Having grown up on a family farm I have always been interested in working in the agricultural sector.
My interests include all activities to do with the outdoors but especially hunting and fishing; and of course, like most kiwi blokes, I have a passion for sports especially rugby.
I enjoy being a part of the Hazlett team and working in the stock and station industry.
I joined Hazlett in 2019 as a junior in North Canterbury. Growing up in town I always had a passion for the agricultural sector, with many family farms. I’ve worked as a shepherd, farm general and attended Lincoln. Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors and play rugby in the winter months. I’m enjoying being part of the Hazlett team, and am looking forward to dealing with livestock and farmers.
I grew up in South Canterbury, attending Timaru Boys High.
In my last year of school, I completed work experience for Peter Walsh & Associates, where I found my passion for the Stock & Station industry.
Following this I worked on a local sheep and cropping farm for three years where we ran 8000 fattening lambs and 2000 breeding ewes.
I am a keen hockey player and play the bagpipes. Outside of work I love filling my time by hunting/fishing and water skiing on the local lakes.
I'm loving being a part of the Hazlett team and look forward to helping farmers get the best results with their livestock.
Having grown up with rural background it was evident from a young age that in some way I would be involved in the agricultural industry.
After finishing boarding school I went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce in Agriculture at Lincoln University. It was then, I knew that the stock and station industry was for me where. I spent 2 years working for another livestock firm as an agent before having a great opportunity to explore and live in France before returning to South Canterbury and taking up my current role.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing field hockey, boating and catching up with a few familiar faces.
I enjoy being a part of the Hazlett team and the continued growth of the company.