Paul studied agriculture prior to becoming a vet, and works as a Headlands Consultant in Northland. He thrives on working closely with his clients to help them maximise their production, profitability and sustainability. Paul is a practical, down to earth person and takes this approach to his consulting. In addition to working as a consultant, Paul has a number of governance roles and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. He lives on a family farm in the Whangarei District, running drystock and growing avocados. He can normally be found working somewhere on the farm in his spare time, or tending his beehives.
In 2017 Paul was awarded New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management’s (NZIPIM) Dairy Rural Professional of the Year. In making their final decision, the judges noted that Paul had demonstrated considerable expertise within the dairy industry and they were impressed with his ability to increase the performance and profitability of his farming clients in one of the most difficult farming areas in New Zealand. The judges also liked his proposal to use the prize money to learn more about best international on-farm environment practices in the Netherlands and Germany.
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