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"my favourite parts of my role are maintaining relationships with customers, studying global markets and travelling the world."- wool exporter

Athol New

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NAME: ATHOL NEW

GREW UP: WHANGAREI

ROLE: OPERATIONS MANAGER

PATHWAY: BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (AGRICULTURE)

Athol, a former Kamo High School, Whangarei, student had no farming background. He was encouraged by his high school agriculture teacher to study agricultural commerce at Lincoln University.

He now oversees three farm managers plus coordinates and implements the business plan across two dairies milking up to 3000 cows and young stock for the entire Rakaia Island business at Woodstock.

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