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 the HRL company. 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 HRL continues to grow, I still call Canterbury home. I started my career in the industry in 2013 with another Livestock company before joining the HRL 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 HRL 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 HRL, based from my home in the Hawkes Bay. I am excited about the opportunities ahead and eager to get back into the stock and station industry.
As an Aside to my work with HRL I am also 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.