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At the heart of our business are our people. The NZM team is small but nimble, with great depth of expertise in broad areas.

The New Zealand Merino Company Limited

Level 2, 114 Wrights Road
PO Box 25160,
Christchurch 8024

Ph +64 3 335 0911
Fax +64 3 335 0912

 

Board

Hon. Ruth Richardson (Chairman)

Bill Sutherland
Grower director

Ross Ivey
Grower director

Ben Todhunter
Grower director

Susan Peterson

Matanuku Mahuika

 

Senior Management

John Brakenridge
Chief Executive and leader since inception

Peter Floris
Chief Operating Officer

Keith Ovens
General Manager - Commercial

Mike Hargadon
General Manager - Supply, Innovation and Logistics

Gretchen Foster
Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Steve Williamson
Creative and Marketing Manager

 

Strategic team

Caroline Nicol
Marketing Executive

 

SILERE alpine origin merino

Wayne Cameron
Business Development Manager

Area Managers

Craig Adams
Business Development Manager

Jackie Donald
Area Manager South Canterbury, MacKenzie and North Otago

Blair Davies
Assistant Commercial Manager / Area Manager Marlborough and North Island

Andrew McNeill
Area Manager Otago

Will Gibson
Area Manager Central Otago

Nicola Peddie
Area Manager North and Mid Canterbury

 

Wool team

Keith Ovens
General Manager - Commercial

Blair Davies
Assistant Commercial Manager

Mike Gourdie
Assistant Commercial Manager

Craig Adams
Business Development Manager

Ian Hermansson
Wool Administration Manager

Brenna Sharland
Wool Administrator

Jenine Screen
Wool Administrator

 

Production Science

Dr. Mark Ferguson
Production Science Manager

Skye Rutherford
Production Science Project Manager

Sarah Thompson
Production Science Project Officer

Bronson Munro
Production Science Project Officer

Monica Schwass
Production Science Project Officer

Emma Wilding
Production Science Project Officer

Jessica Trang
Production Science Project Administrator

 

Fibre Marketing

Gretchen Foster
Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Hadleigh Smith
Market Development Manager

Jarrod Patrick
Market Development Manager

Richard Brewer
Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Manager

 

Marketing & Creative team

Steve Williamson
Creative and Marketing Manager

Abbey Vares
Creative

Julia Macfarlane
Creative

Emma Tuohy
Creative

Sam Forbes
Creative

 

Research and Development

Dave Maslen
Global Partnerships Manager

Maree Hamilton
Project Manager and Textile Specialist

Kelly McClean
Project Manager – Innovation and Sustainability

Donna Didham
Technical Manager Ethical Sourcing

Rhiannon James
Sales and Marketing Coordinator

 

Finance and Administration

Mike Scott
Financial Controller

Hayley Richards
Accounting Manager

Victoria Benton
Business Analyst

Wendy Cairns
Finance Assistant

Ashlan Rogers
Finance Assistant

Wendy Halliday
Human Resources Manager

Kate Wilson
Office Coordinator

 

Japanese Representative

相坂育夫 (Ikuo Aisaka)
日本総代理