I am 45 years old, married to Vicki with 4 children
aged from 11-17.
We own and operate a 188 hectare dairy farm in
Tangiteroria, in the Kaipara region of Northland. We milk 400 cows on a once a
I was educated at Bream Bay College and then at
King’s College in Auckland. Once I left school I completed a Bachelor of
Agriculture from Massey University.
Currently I am a member of the LIC Shareholder
Council representing you the shareholders in ward 2, which is from Whangarei
through to Auckland. I have been in this position for the last 6 years. For the
last 3 years I have also been the Chairman of the LIC Shareholder Council.
Being in this position has allowed me to contribute to the improvement of LIC.
Whilst developing my skills I have also had the opportunity to gain a greater
insight into how LIC operates.
I am halfway through completing the Kellogg Rural
Leadership program. My involvement in the Kellogg program has extended my
understanding of other sectors within the agricultural industry and it has also
opened up a whole range of networking opportunities that I am able to build on.
I have recently been elected as one of six elected
Trustee’s onto the Board of Sport Northland. I was also involved in our local
schools Board of Trustee’s for 9 years, 7 of which I held the Chairman’s role.
I believe that I have some of the skills required
to be a governor of LIC. I believe that communication with shareholders must be
open, honest and transparent. As owners of this Co-operative you need to know
exactly what is happening with your investment.
I have had governance experience that I believe
will enable me to continue to enhance LIC for shareholders and I will continue
to learn and develop my own personal governance ability.
Outside of industry I am often found on the
sidelines of my children’s sports teams cheering them on and seeing them
progress at whatever endeavour they decide to undertake. We love spending time
out on the boat diving and fishing.
Thank you for your time and considering my