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.”