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.
Growing up as a child I always wanted to be part of the stock and station industry and join other family members who were involved in Hazlett Ltd. Whilst I enjoyed growing up in a number of different places all over New Zealand, my schooling was completed in Canterbury.
Whilst my partner Vicky and I have recently made the move to the North Island as Hazlett continues to grow, I still call Canterbury home. I started my career in the industry in 2013 with another Livestock company before joining the Hazlett team at the end of 2016.
I love playing my hockey in the winter and enjoy summer BBQ’s and a bit of boating over the warmer months.
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 born on the family sheep and beef farm just north of Feilding I have always had a passion for the agriculture industry. I have worked on the home farm for four years. Outside of that I have always been in the Agri-sector having worked on farms in Western Australia on the Wheatbelt and driving machinery for my father’s contracting business growing up. I have a real passion for sports, especially tennis where I'm still lucky enough to compete for my region. I am excited about my future in the livestock industry and look forward to the challenges ahead.