B Ag Com(Econ) , Dip Hort Sc
Andre career started working in a government department straight from varsity before leaving to go on his OE. Andre returned to New Zealand to work on his family dairy farm, resulting to the family business growing and giving opportunities to all his family members.
Andre enjoys spending time with his family and when time permits Andre enjoys being outside and playing tennis, cricket, golf, skiing, fishing, sailing.
Andre family are fourth generation farmers, whom family emigrated from Ireland (Clonmel County Tipperary) to New Zealand in 1890. Andrea grandparents emigrated from Russian and China in 1930’s to enjoy the safe haven of NZ. Farming and living off the land is his ultimate family life.
Andre is working towards behavioural change, especially now we have a better understanding based on science rather than measuring success based on financial performance.
Andrea passion is being part of Wai Kōkopu and making a real attempt to improve an environment we only really inhabit for a short time.