50% Sharemilker – Takapau, Central Hawkes Bay.
Part-time Dairy Consultant, Non-practicing Veterinarian.
I bring a variety of skills from all aspects of my life; knowledge of the Awards as an entrant and Regional Manager, experience as an employer, strategic planning, critical thinking, collaboration and delivery to stakeholders.
The Awards are a much needed public platform to showcase excellence and best practice in our industry.
Agribusiness Accountant & Team Enthusiast – Tauranga, Bay of Plenty.
Chartered Accountancy, Agribusiness Management and hands on large scale Dairy Farming experience support my passion for the Dairy Industry.
Well known for my enthusiasm and energy, I am passionate about agribusiness, people and growth and unlocking the potential within the sector.
Involvement with the NZDIA aligns well with my passion, being able to contribute by providing a platform for growth and opportunity is extremely rewarding.
Dairy Farmer & Equity Partner – Feilding, Manawatu.
As a past entrant and Regional Manager of the Awards, I have had first hand experience of the benefits of being involved with the NZDIA and now wish to facilitate this experience for others.
I have a positive attitude towards the Dairy Industry and believe in its ability to enable people to progress and achieve their goals.
I enjoy problem solving and understand the importance of good communication. I enjoy working as a team and encouraging the best out of people.
50% Sharemilker – Martinborough, Wairarapa.
I’m an organised ‘get things done’ sort of person, with the ability to meet timelines. Entering the NZDIA helped with business progression, assisted in reaching goals much quicker and encouraged personal growth.
I’m passionate about new dairy farmers getting a good start in our industry so they can enjoy a successful and rewarding career in dairying.
Dairy Farm Owner – Whakatane, Bay of Plenty.
I have thirty-six years’ experience in a number of dairy industry related committees as well as networking with many dairy industry organisations. I have experienced the highs and lows of our industry and the many changes made.
I am very passionate about the progression of our younger dairy farmers and believe in helping develop future leadership qualities in individuals which in turn helps secure a vibrant and successful dairy industry for the future.
Dairy Farm Owner – Helensville, Auckland
I am passionate about the Dairy Industry and the promotion of progression within it. My involvement with the Awards has enabled both business and personal growth, making it that much easier to reach my goals.
It is really satisfying to be able to pay it forward while still developing skills which enable my continued personal and business growth.
Dairy Farm Equity Partner and Sharemilker – Opunake, Taranaki.
Diploma in Agribusiness Management.
I am a born and bred dairy farmer with huge passion for the industry, especially developing excellent farm systems and future sustainability.
Being a second generation regional winner, NZDIA has been the platform for many years to the success of our dairy farming business today. Through NZDIA, entrants are given the ability to grow and learn within their dairying career, the reason I have so much enthusiasm for the competition.
Contract Milker - Kaponga, Taranaki.
I contract milk 340 cows with my partner Matthew Herbert. We were named Auckland/Hauraki Share Farmers of the Year in 2016.
Prior to changing careers in June 2014, I worked a political journalist for ABC News in Tasmania, Australia.
I write a fortnightly column for the Taranaki Daily News and enjoy using my communication and social media skills to help bridge the urban-rural divide.