Graduated as a Chemical & Materials Engineer at Auckland University and has worked mainly in the Building Industry for the last 40 years. Started his career as a process engineer and then moved into plant & operations management roles in a prominent building materials manufacturing company in New Zealand. Moved to the US in the late 90’s to take up a plant build project management role with a large building materials supplier and then returned to New Zealand to manage their Australia/New Zealand business and Asia Pacific manufacturing operations.
In 2012, moved to Perth to take up a position with a large building industry company, to modernise their plasterboard manufacturing operation and in the process turn this division around to profitability. Returned to New Zealand in 2016 and took up a position as Business Development Manager for a company pioneering the supply and installation of pre-fabricated structural steel for the commercial construction sector in New Zealand. In this role he developed a pre-fabricated modular housing option with a subsidiary of the Chinese steel supplier, for supply to the New Zealand market. Managed the presentation of this option in response to an RFP from Housing New Zealand and achieved qualification as a supplier of modular housing in late 2017.
After a brief period consulting for Green Valley Dairies, took up his current role as General Manager of that company in late 2017, with the mandate to grow the company through consolidation of operations in New Zealand and development of a fresh milk and milk products export business to China.