I have had spent most of my working life-time in the stock and station industry starting in Christchurch at PGG in the wool division in 1987. The past 20 years have been spent working across the North Island in various roles including wool, finance and management roles. I now reside in Hawkes Bay with my wife Ginny and we have 3 school age boys. Interests include cricket, rugby, farming and travel.
Having grown up on a family farm in the Hawkes Bay and having a real passion for livestock, I have always been set on a career in agriculture.
After finishing boarding school I completed a B. Com. Ag, majoring in farm management at Lincoln University. Following that I started as a junior livestock rep with Hazlett before going on to service the Banks Peninsula / Ellesmere area until mid-2015 when I made the move back to the Hawkes Bay.
In late 2016 I re-joined Hazlett, based from my home in the Hawkes Bay. I was excited about the opportunities ahead and eager to get back into the stock and station industry.
I have previously worked as the east coast regional livestock rep for Firstlight Wagyu.
In my spare time I play a bit of tennis and squash and love to get out hunting and fishing and enjoy helping at the family farm at Maraekakaho.
Having been brought up on a sheep and beef farm in Northern Hawke's Bay, I have always been interested in the agricultural industry. After finishing boarding school I completed a B.Com Ag Degree majoring in Farm Management at Lincoln University. My interests include most outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing as well as rugby in the winter. I enjoy being part of the Hazlett team and working with different farmers every day.
Duke grew up on a sheep and beef farm in Canterbury always having a passion for livestock & agriculture. Duke spent his high school years boarding at Christchurch Boy’s High, and on leaving followed his passions spending 10 years working on various stations and farms across the South Island. More recently he managed a breeding and finishing farm in North Canterbury before joining the team in early 2019. Outside of work Duke is a keen rugby player for his local club Glenmark - he also enjoys spending time with friends & family, hunting & fishing, skiing and training sheep dogs.