I have been in the industry since 1989 and grew up in the home of a dedicated stock agent and farmer.
My career has taken me throughout the North and South Islands and I have enjoyed the great support of my lovely wife Victoria.
We have three children named Angus, Alexandra and Jacquetta. My interests include cycling, tennis, the kids' sports (rowing, hockey, rugby, cricket, basketball, gymnastics etc) and rugby.
My experience in agriculture ranges from grass roots farming through to executive agribusiness positions and I have enjoyed helping Hazlett build on its outstanding success to date.
I am married to Kaye and we have two adult sons.
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. 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 made the move to the North Island as Hazlett continued 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.
I have been involved in the agricultural industry in one form or another all of my working life. My wife Petrina and I have a small farm at North Makarewa in Southland. All the kids have fled the nest so its no problem for me to get around the South Island doing my genetics work for this great company. I enjoy working with farmers and helping them make progress on the farm.
My interests include rugby, camping, boating and breeding low input sheep on our little farm.
I grew up on sheep and beef farms in both South Canterbury and North Canterbury so the rural way of life is definitely in my blood.
After leaving school in I spent a year working as a receptionist for a blind cleaning company before moving into the rural industry where I worked in the office for a livestock company for 10 years.
At the beginning of 2016 my husband Matt and I welcomed our first child, Blake. Then in April 2018 we welcomed our second child, Jade with them both keeping us busy. In spare time I love to get outdoors and spend time with friends and family. I also love to spend time in the kitchen baking.
I joined the Hazlett Funding & Procurement team in May 2017 and am really enjoying my role here with a great team.
Having grown up on a sheep & beef farm near Waiau I was always keen to work in the rural sector. After studying Business for 2 years I got my first job in the office of a livestock company, working full-time for 7 years and then part-time after starting our family.
My husband Matt and I have 3 amazing wee boys, Baxter, Jed and Ridge. In our spare time we enjoy spending time with our family and friends. Our boys are sports mad so evenings and weekends are taken up with rugby or cricket either on the back lawn or at our local clubs.
I am really enjoying my role in Funding & Procurement.