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.
Born in Ranfurly, Cannan grew up in Mid-Canterbury on a sheep and beef farm and attended Ashburton College. Cannan has completed the NZ Certificate in Agriculture (Pastoral Livestock Production) and has had practical hands-on experience on both cropping and sheep farms in both Mid-Canterbury and Australia. Cannan joined the team in March 2018 where he spent the first year attached to the office and attending livestock sales. Following on from this Cannan serviced the North Otago area as a Livestock Broker before heading to Australia for his OE. On his return Cannan rejoined the team and he is really enjoying his role, now based in Marlborough. In his spare time Cannan enjoys playing rugby and socialising with friends.
Ben is North Canterbury born and bred and has a wide range of farming experiences.
From school Ben worked as a shearer and experienced the physical demands of working on fishing boats, before taking 2 years off to do his O.E.
On his return Ben focussed on a farming career and for the next 6 years managed and developed a Cheviot hill country block, bringing it up to a 5,500 s.u. property.
Another career change occurred in 2005 when Ben became a SFF field representative initially in Cheviot and in 2009 he accepted a posting to the Marlborough Nelson region in the same role before joining the team in late April of 2013.
Married to Sarah, the Greenslades have two daughters who they follow closely on the sporting field. They take the opportunity to enjoy their spare time together on anything to do with boats and sailing in the Marlborough Sounds.
There is no doubt that Ben’s extensive livestock background is an asset to our company, and accordingly we are delighted to have him on board and offer to you his services in the Marlborough region.