Management & Administration Team
Colin Glass: Chief Executive
Gary McGregor: Farm Operations Manager - Central Canterbury
Graeme Blair: Farm Operations Manager - Mid Canterbury
Jon Carswell: Farm Supervisor - West Otago & Southland
Kieran Stone: Farm Supervisor - Dunsandel & Oxford
Bryson Hargreaves: Farm Supervisor - Waitaki
Geoff Baxter: Farm Supervisor - West Coast
Jim Stubbs: Machinery Operations Manager
Timaru Office: Administration
T: 03 687 9258
F: 03 684 7965
M: 027 486 4064
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Colin holds a Commerce Degree in
Farm Management and a post-graduate Diploma in Accountancy and Corporate
Finance from Lincoln University. In 1997 he took up the role of Chief Financial
Officer for the Dunedin based corporate dairy farmer Tasman Agriculture
Ltd. Immediately following the sell down of TasAg's New Zealand farms and
the purchase of the major shareholding by Dairy Holdings Ltd in 2001, Colin was
appointed General Manager and subsequently Chief Executive. He has been
involved in the New Zealand dairy industry all his life and the Australian
dairy industry for the period from 1997 to 2008.
Colin is married to Paula
and they have two young daughters. In addition to his involvement with Dairy
Holdings Ltd, Colin is a Director of a number of irrigation and
agribusiness companies and has his own farming interests in Mid-Canterbury
Farm Operations Manager - Central Canterbury
R D 13, RAKAIA 7783
P: 03 302 7012
F: 03 302 7025
M: 027 434 6558
Gary was raised in the Waikato and Eastern Bay of Plenty regions. Gary started his dairy farming career in 1988 before moving to the South Island.
Gary commenced with Dairy Brands Ltd in 1992, sharemilking at South River Dairy. In 1995 Gary was appointed Regional Manager for Dairy Brands Ltd and supervised 20 farms in Canterbury and North Otago (8 of which are still with Dairy Holdings Ltd today). When Dairy Brands Ltd was sold, Gary transferred to Dairy Holdings Ltd.
Besides his role as a Farm Operations Manager, Gary also 50:50 sharemilks 1800 cows on two Dairy Holdings Ltd properties (South River & One Arrow).
Gary is married to Angela and they have two sons.
Gary's other passions are rugby and enjoying many outdoor pursuits.
Farm Operations Manager - Mid Canterbury
Rapid No 89, R D 2
Mitcham Road, Ashburton 7772
P: 03 307 2208
F: 03 307 2209
M: 027 478 5675
Graeme started in the Dairy Industry in the mid eighties after farming in Australia. By the early nineties Graeme was 50:50 Sharemilking for Tasman Agriculture Ltd in the Rakaia District. Graeme then shifted to north west Tasmania to a sharemilking position with Tasman Agriculture Ltd. While sharemilking Graeme then took up an appointment as Dairy Operations Manager for Tasman Agriculture Ltd and was responsible for the continuing conversion of VDL land in the Tasmanian north-west to dairy farms. In total 11 dairy farms milking 11,000 cows were successfully developed.
Graeme returned to New Zealand in 2003 where he took up his role as a Dairy Operations Manager for Dairy Holdings Ltd.
Graeme is married to Mary-Anne and they have three children.
Farm Supervisor - West Otago & Southland
Jessview Farm Ltd
1915 Waimea Valley Road, R D 6, Gore
P: 03 208 6333
F: 03 208 6333
M: 027 687 0113
Jon has been dairy farming for 14 years. Jon started milking on a town supply farm in Ashburton in 1994 before moving to the West Coast for 2 years as a contract milker.
In 1998 Jon then managed Southbank Dairy Farm in Rakaia for Dairy Brands Ltd. Jon remained in the Rakaia area managing farms for Dairy Brands Ltd and then for Dairy Holdings Ltd when they took over in 2001.
In 2005 Jon moved to West Otago/Southland to Supervise 6 dairy farms. Since then Jon has converted 2 more farms in the West Otago/Southland area for Dairy Holdings Ltd, as well as securing 2 runoffs to be mostly self contained for winter grazing.
Jon and Joanne have also taken on a 400 cow 50/50 sharemilking position with Dairy Holdings Ltd in West Otago, this season (being 07/08). Jon and Joanne have also purchased their own farm to convert for the 08/09 season.
Jon is married to Joanne and they have 2 children.
Farm Supervisor - Dunsandel & Oxford
Dunsandel Brookside Road
R D 2, LEESTON 7682
P: 03 325 4620
F: 03 325 4600
M: 027 558 8917
Kieran has been involved in the Dairy Industry all his working life starting in the Taranaki District working for wages, then progressing to lower order share milking. Kieran then secured a 50:50 sharemilking contract in the early 1990's in North Otago for Tasman Agriculture Ltd, until purchasing his own farm in 2001 in Dunsandel. This was converted to a Dairy Farm in that first season. In 2006 Kieran started his role with Dairy Holdings Ltd as a Farm Supervisor.
Kieran supervises 14 Dairy Farms in the Dunsandal and Oxford Districts plus one Dry Stock unit in Mid Canterbury. His role also encompasses farm irrigation developments and OSH monitoring for the Company Farms.
Kieran is married to Karen and they have three children.
Farm Supervisor - Waitaki
179 Haymans Road
R D 10, WAIMATE 7979
P: 03 689 9191
F: 03 689 9199
M: 027 270 5598
Bryson has been involved in the agricultural industry all his working life. Bryson spent a number of years working in Western Australia mainly shearing merino sheep on outback properties.
His return to New Zealand saw him start his career in the dairy industry. As well as Farm Supervisor in the Waitaki District, he 50:50 sharemilks one of Dairy Holdings Ltd properties (Retell) plus running his own dairy support farm in the Waimate District.
Farm Supervisor - West Coast
PO Box 39
MARUIA 7862 via NELSON
P: 03 523 8828
F: 03 523 8828
M: 027 224 6879
Geoff has been involved in the dairy farming industry all his working life. Geoff moved through the industry from farm worker through to sharemilking where he sharemilked for Tasman Agriculture Ltd and Dairy Brands Ltd before working in a corporate role in the late nineties.
Geoff returned to the dairy industry just before Dairy Holdings Ltd was formed in 2001, as a Farm Supervisor for the Waitaki and Southland regions. In 2005 Geoff took a two year break from dairy farming before returning late 2007 to take over the role as West Coast Farm Supervisor.
Geoff is married to Jan and they have three adult children.
Geoff is a keen outdoors man and especially enjoys hunting trips.
Machinery Operations Manager
718 Glasseys Road
RD 13 RAKAIA 7783
P: 03 302 7358
F: 03 302 7351
M: 027 614 3875
Jim has been involved with farm management and agricultural machinery for over thirty years. Jim had managed mixed cropping and livestock farms (Sheep, Beef and Deer) before starting with Dairy Holdings as a Dry Stock Manager.
In 2005 Jim was appointed the Machinery Operations Manager for Dairy Holdings Ltd and since then has overseen the regrassing and conversion of an number of properties from unimproved pastures and farm land into full scale dairy productive units.
Jim is married to Lesley and they have two adult children.
His off farm interests include rugby and running marathons.