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 Hazlett Rural.
I have grown up on the family farm since leaving the womb back in 1987. After studying music at the Christchurch Jazz school I returned to work full time on the farm in Sandy Knolls.
My interests include fishing, cricket, playing music and rugby.
I am excited to be starting a career in the stock & station industry with the Hazlett team.
I have been involved with farming all my life , including driving stock trucks, owning a farm and currently leasing my own farm. It's no surprise my passion is farming and, in particular, stud stock. I have two lovely daughters and my hobbies include cricket, racing and rugby.
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 am excited to be a part of the HRL team and looking forward to learning the ropes of the stock and station industry