To be leaders in Water Management providing Reliable, Economic and Sustainable Supply
Gavin owns and manages a 225 ha property at Bennetts near Oxford along with his wife Marie and three children. The farm is run as a sheep and cropping unit with approximately 120 ha of the property in a variety of cereals and small seeds. Having lived on the property all his life, Gavin has been a shareholder in the scheme since the beginning. He is actively involved and held postions in a number of local organisations including Oxford Farm Discussion group, Oxford A.& P. Association and Oxford Rural Drainage Committee.
David has twenty years experince in the forestry sector including a period in North Canterbury forests – his last position as a forest manager was South Island Manager of NZ Timberlands, an SOE. Then followed ten years in the port industry, the last seven of which were as Managing Director of Lyttelton Port Company. Now a consultant director whose roles include Executive Director of Enterprise North Canterbury and director of a private investment company.
Geoff is a third generation dairy farmer in the Waimakariri District and is currently a Fonterra Networker. He is married to Rochelle and they have three children. Together they farm over 450has including support land. Irrigation is an integral part of their business hence Geoff’s interest in becoming involved in the governance of WIL.
Martin operates a 415ha dairy and dairy support unit at Fernside with his wife Jo and three children. He also has involvement in a dairy conversion consultancy company. Being a shareholder from the inception of the scheme he has witnessed first-hand the effect the scheme has had on both the land and the economy in the Waimakariri District. Martin is particularly interested in the storage project and the Land and Water Forum. He is actively involved in a range of community activities including being coach of the RHS 1st XV rugby team.
Brent joined Waimakariri Irrigation Limited in 2011 after leaving his position as GM at Plains Irrigators Ltd. Prior to entering the irrigation industry he held the General Manager roles at Cardrona Ski Resort and Treble Cone, and Operation and Project Manager roles at Whakapapa ski area. He grew up on a family hill country farm in the back of Wanganui and recently owned and operated a cherry orchard in Central Otago.