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AT PURATA WE’RE ON THE MOVE TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE

OUR TEAM

 Meet the passionate people who are leading the way to a better tomorrow.

Board Of Directors

Terry  Lee
Terry Lee
President of Overseas Investment – Pengxin Group

Terry immigrated to New Zealand in 2003 with more than 25 years of experience in various investment fields including mergers and acquisitions, PE, fund management in China and in other... Read more 

Tony Nie
Tony Nie
Director

Tony Nie joined Milk New Zealand on 1 January 2016. Prior to that Tony worked for COSCO (New Zealand) Ltd for over 13 years as Company Secretary and General Manager BPS, HR and... Read more 

Justine Kidd

Justine led the BEL Group, a large-scale family owned dairy farming business located in the Central Hawkes Bay region, from 2009 until 2016.   During this time Justine navigated the... Read more 

Senior Management Team

Andy Millar
Andy Millar
GM - Farm Operations

Andy joined Purata in 2013 as Livestock Performance Manager and took over as General Manager early in 2016. He has been involved in the dairy industry since the early 90’s. Initially... Read more 

Josie MacKenzie
Josie MacKenzie
GM - People and Performance

Josie joined the team as the People and Performance Manager in 2012. She is an experienced HR practitioner who strongly believes that people are centre of any successful business. ... Read more 

Brett Walter
Brett Walter
Data and Farm Technical Support Manager

Brett has been with the Management team for more than 10 years, joining Purata in June 2004. Brett is involved in the supervision of farms, monitoring and reporting systems, budgeting... Read more 

Lucy  Johnson
Lucy Johnson
General Manager Environment

Lucy has been the Environment Manager since April 2009. This work covers the farm operations, ensuring resource consent compliance, environmental education and leadership within the... Read more 

Grant Withers
Grant Withers
Finance Manager

Business Support

Graeme Power
Graeme Power
Livestock Performance Advisor

Graeme (aka GP) joined the Livestock Performance Team in early 2014.  After   gaining some early veterinary skills on the family sheep farm in North Canterbury, he gained his... Read more 

Angie Saywell
Angie Saywell
Health and Safety Manager

Angie is an experienced health and safety practitioner who joined the Purata team in early 2016. Angie has worked in both the private and public sector in various health and safety... Read more 

Matt Roche
Matt Roche
Maintenance Manager

Matt began working with Purata late in 2013 as an independent contractor, moving to a permanent role within the company in February 2016. Matt grew up in a small farming community in... Read more 

Fiona Sanderson
Fiona Sanderson
Recruitment, Payroll & Communications Coordinator

Fiona has been a long standing member of the team at Purata.  She first started as an accounts administrator back in 2009 and is now part of the people and performance team.  Fiona is... Read more 

Kirsti  Lovie
Kirsti Lovie
Technical Support Coordinator

Kirsti graduated from Massey with a BSC Animal Science ad then spent several years breaking and pre-training racehorses in the Waikato. Kirsti moved back home to Canterbury and started... Read more 

Angela McEwan
Angela McEwan
Livestock Performance Advisor

Angela is originally from Southland and graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Science. She has spent the last 15 years working as a... Read more 

Dhrubajit (Deep) Saikia
Dhrubajit (Deep) Saikia
Farm Technician

Dhrubajit Saikia (Deep) is originally from Assam, India. He immigrated to New Zealand with his wife Arundhati in August, 2004. He had obtained a work visa to work in a New Zealand dairy... Read more 

Catherine Bueno
Catherine Bueno
Office Administrator

  Catherine has recently joined the Purata team, as the part-time Office Administrator.     In 2014, she started to work as an Office Administrator in the hospitality industry in... Read more 

Letitia Wilson
Letitia Wilson
Accounts Administrator

Letitia graduated from Canterbury University in 2014 with a BCom majoring in Management and Human Resources and has a back ground in accounts and logistics management. For the past 12... Read more 

Susan Yu
Susan Yu
Company Accountant

Susan joined Purata in late 2016. She is involved in producing financial reports, tax compliances and budgeting & forecasting.  She was born in China, but has called New Zealand... Read more 

Farm Managers

Simon Rooney
Simon Rooney
Farm Managers - Riverland Dairies

Simon has been working with the Purata Group for 5 seasons now, originally working at Tapatoru Dairies as the 2IC and now currently manages the Riverland Farm. Riverland milks 1,600... Read more 

Manjinder Pal (MP) Singh
Manjinder Pal (MP) Singh
Farm Manager - Colosseum Dairies

MP joined the team as a Herd Manager at Colosseum in 2013. In June 2014, MP progressed to the 2IC role and in June 2015 he became the Farm Manager at Colosseum. MP is originally from... Read more 

Paul  Clement
Paul Clement
Farm Manager - Delaborin Dairies

Paul has been with the business for just over two years managing the Delaborin Farm which milks 1100 cows. Paul grew up in the Darfield area and comes from a sheep background before... Read more 

Russ Young
Russ Young
Farm Manager - B24/Treevale Dairies

Russ Young was born and raised in Ashburton. Russ joined the team as the Farm Manager at Treevale in June 2014.Russ began his career in dairy farming in 2010 after enjoying a 7 year OE... Read more 

Matt Ley
Matt Ley
Farm Manager - Robindale Dairies

After 18 months dairy farming and many others years living and breathing the farming life, I started working as 2IC at Tapatoru for the 12/13 season. I then shifted across the road to... Read more 

Noreen Broggy
Noreen Broggy
Farm Manager - Moreton Marsh Dairies

I have been working with Purata farming for 5 years, I started as a farm assistant in Waitai Dairies and now I have worked my way up through the company as a young stock Manager.  I... Read more 

Contract Milkers

David and Jenny  Lansdown
David and Jenny Lansdown
Contract Milker - Waitai Dairies

David has been part of the team since June 2003 when he was a 2-I-C on a first year conversion. In 2005 he managed Decade Dairies where he stayed for 3 seasons. In 2008 David became the... Read more 

Ruwan Wijayasena
Ruwan Wijayasena
Contract Milker - Beacon and Lighthouse Dairies

Ruwan joined Robindale Dairies in 2005 March as a Assistant herd manager. Since then Ruwan moved quickly through the ranks from AHM to Herd Manager at Robindale, Assistant Farm Manager... Read more 

Share Milkers

Michael and Susie  Woodward
Michael and Susie Woodward
Share Milker Tapatoru Dairies

When going into university out of high school, being involved in the dairy industry was the last thing on my mind. After a stint on a dairy farm for my practical work requirements I... Read more