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The New Zealand Merino Company

NZ Merino team

Board of Directors

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Matanuku Mahuika

John Leyland Penno

Kate Mitchell


Ben Todhunter

Deputy Chair

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John Maher

Bill Sutherland

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Paul Ensor

Leadership Group

Angus Street


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Peter Floris

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Matt Hand

GM Global Supply

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Ashlan Rogers

GM Strategic Implementation

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Dave Maslen

Chief Partnerships and Sustainability Officer

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Teresa Callow

GM People & Culture

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Keith Ovens

GM Commercial

Business Services

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Mike Scott

Group Financial Controller

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Hayley Richards

Business Analyst

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Brent Stone

IT Support Technician

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Szilvia Szalai

Finance Administrator

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Henry Tallott

Corporate Development Manager

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Wendy Cairns

Accounting Manager

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Josh Anderson

People & Culture Advisor


Brenna Smith

Assistant Accountant

Sales, Marketing & Sustainability

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Hadleigh Smith

Head of Brand Partnerships (Strong Wool)

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Nat Norman

Head of Brand Partnerships
(Fine Wool)

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Alice Norton

Brand Engagement Manager

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Donna Chan

Head of Regenerative Impact

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Emma Wilding

 Farm Innovation Project Manager


Tara Strangwick

Head of CSR & Ethical Sourcing

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Monica Schwass

Future Farming Manager

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Maria Ryan-Young

Brand & Creative Strategist

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Mackenzie Muir

Market Relationship Manager – European Markets

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Katie Coster

Project Lead

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Rik Mulder

ZQRX Biodiversity & Vertical Extension Manager

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Alex Duncan

ZQRX Technical Project Manager

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Ikuo Aisaka (Ai-San)

Marketing, Japan


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Simon Keeping

Senior Creative Lead

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Kate Burford

Creative Designer

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Josh France

Senior Creative Designer

Communications & Administration


Mikaela Dewar

Office Experience Coordinator

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Hannah Wilson

Strategic Projects Coordinator


Debs Sim

Communications Manager


Jess Milligan

Executive Assistant

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Sarah Swain

Executive Assistant

Supply & Commercial

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Nadia O'Connell
Senior Wool Administrator

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David Chenery

Commercial Manager

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Brenna Sharland

Wool Admin Manager

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Blair Davies

Assistant Commercial
Manager & Area Manager


021 224 4044 

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Ian Hermansson

Wool Admin Manager

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Jack Ternouth

Head of Commercial Operations

027 556 9949 

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Nathan Arthur

Commercial Manager

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Mike Gourdie

Assistant Commercial Manager


Charlotte Rose

Grower Engagement and Experience Coordinator

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Erica Horrobin

ZQ Programme & Certification Manager

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Hannah Barry

NZ ZQ Programme Coordinator
( Maternity cover) 

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Jennifer Dowhaniuk 

NZ ZQ Programme Coordinator
(Maternity leave)

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Cassidy Gray

AU ZQ Programme Coordinator

Wool - On Farm


Pete Scarlet

New Zealand Region Manager

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Huia Whyte-Puna

Area Manager
(North Island)

021 305 069 

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LouLou Ellingham 

Relationship Manager
(North Island)

027 469 8975 

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Mecaela Lynch

Area Manager (Canterbury)

021 340 431

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Holly Brown

ZQ On Farm Administrator

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Andrew McNeill

Area Manager

(Maniototo Central Otago)

021 476 600 

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Jenny Harraway

Area Manager

(Southland / West Otago)

021 314 482

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Nic Blanchard

Area Manager

(Waitaki / Mackenzie)

021 306 878 

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Olivia Anderson

Area Manager

(Queenstown Lakes/Outram)

027 431 2590 

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Emma Smith

Relationship Manager

ZQ Australia

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Matt Hand

GM Global Supply


Steve Wainewright

Australia Region Manager

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Emma Subtil

ZQ & ZQRX Relationship Manager

glerups NZ

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Natasha Harris

glerups NZ Manager

Zach Yan

glerups NZ Marketing
& Social Media Specialist

Te Hono

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Anna Galvan

GM / Executive Director

- Te Hono


Courtney Stone

Events and Administration Co-ordinator - Te Hono

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Chelsea Halliwell

Strategic Insights & Communications Manager

Contact our Team

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Find us

The New Zealand Merino Company Limited

Level 2, 123 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013


PO Box 25160, Christchurch 8140


Ph +64 3 335 0911

Cromwell Office

15A Old Saleyard Road, Cromwell 9310

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