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

Steven Hartley

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NAME: STEVEN HARTELY

GREW UP: SCOTLAND

ROLE: ORCHARD MANAGER

Managing a large apple orchard and studying horticulture is half a world away from Steven Hartley’s previous career path but, coming from the investment banking world, he can’t think of a better way of life.

From the Scottish Borders, Steven didn’t know much about apple growing before moving to Hawke’s Bay with his New Zealand-born wife. Steven grew up surrounded by countryside and he considered a career in forestry before completing a degree in information management at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University College. “It was just when computers were making a big boom and everyone was pushing me that way.”

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