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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 

Senior Management Team

Justine Kidd
Justine Kidd
Agribusiness CEO

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 

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 

Business Support

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 

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 

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 

Kirsti  Lovie
Kirsti Lovie
Farm Systems Analyst

Kirsti has completed a BSc Animal Sci at Massey and spent several years on farming in Canterbury before taking up an office based role. Having completed the intermediate and advanced... 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 

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