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.
I was born and bred on a farm at Dunsandel so have had farming in my blood all my life.
On leaving school, where I studied rugby and cricket, I joined the work force as a shepherd on various places around Canterbury. In 1981 I joined PGG in Christchurch attending Addington sale and ewe fairs in North Canterbury. 1982 saw me transferred to Mid Canterbury where I have been working ever since in various roles with in the industry.
Jane and I have a son Tom who is involved in the tourist industry and a daughter Hannah who is at high school. We live at Lake Hood and spend time in the boat skiing etc. I enjoy all sport, lately jogging and coaching rugby.
Since 1991 I have been working as a livestock rep throughout the country. From a beginning in Mid Canterbury, my career has seen us work throughout both the North & South Island where we have made some great friends and really enjoyed the experience.
My wife Rachel and I have 3 great sons, Archie, Jed & Travis whom keep us both entertained & busy. As a family we enjoy camping holidays and supporting the boys skiing, cricket, rugby & soccer. Myself I’m a keen golfer and enjoy all sports.
I was bought up on a family farm where I developed my interest for the agriculture sector. I have a strong passion for the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping where I spend a lot of time with friends and family. I am looking forward to being part of the Hazlett team and developing relationships with farmers and others within the industry.