New GHL director and farm general manager announced

Appointment announced at the annual meeting by chairman of directors Bob Proudfoot.

Appointment announced at the annual meeting by chairman of directors Bob Proudfoot.

THE new director of Gisborne Holdings Ltd, Mrs Ming Pollard, brings a strong background in finance as well as being the company’s first woman on the board.

Her appointment was announced at the annual meeting by chairman of directors Bob Proudfoot along with the re-appointment of Peter Reeves who had stood down on rotation.

He said Mrs Pollard has responsibility for the investment funding vehicle for Titan NZ Funding Trust (Titan NZ) sponsored by NAB. She facilitates the access to domestic and offshore investors or banks for New Zealand corporates.

Before assuming the current position at Titan NZ, she helped establish NAB (NZ) Limited and the BNZ Facilities Management Limited, the entity responsible for the management of $10 billion of assets.

Mrs Pollard has over 25 years banking and accounting experience as a credit controller, transactional manager and corporate client syndication manager. She is a Chartered Accountant and is admitted as Barrister and Solicitor in NZ High Court. She holds undergraduate and post graduates degrees from University of Oklahoma, Massey University and AUT.

Mrs Pollard, who lives at Wainui Beach, currently serves as a director of several companies and as Advisory Board member in charitable trusts and non-profit organisation.

She has been inspired by the changes that can be achieved with the correct combination of passion, commitment, knowledge and collaborative relationships.

She says “It is my view that the future social and economic success of Gisborne can be dynamically assisted with improved hi-tech management of farming, forestry, tourism, agriculture and viticulture. The future depends on what we do in the present”.

Mr Proudfoot paid a tribute at the annual meeting to the outgoing general manager of Tauwhareparae Farms Ltd Dean Brenssell.

Mr Proudfoot said that in his time Mr Brenssell had transformed GHL by developing a strong team around him.

Livestock production figures were excellent fertiliser maintenance had been increases, genetics were improving, water reticulation was enhanced and extensive fencing improvements continued.

The culture of combining the three stations into one unit for the betterment of Tauwhareparae Farms had been achieved.

The company was indeed fortunate to have employed Dean, he left the property in a better state than when he took it over three years ago said Mr Proudfoot.

A vote of appreciation to Mr Brenssell was carried at the meeting.

The new general manager Kevin Delegaat was also introduced and he told the meeting he was looking forward to the challenge of managing large high country farms.

THE new director of Gisborne Holdings Ltd, Mrs Ming Pollard, brings a strong background in finance as well as being the company’s first woman on the board.

Her appointment was announced at the annual meeting by chairman of directors Bob Proudfoot along with the re-appointment of Peter Reeves who had stood down on rotation.

He said Mrs Pollard has responsibility for the investment funding vehicle for Titan NZ Funding Trust (Titan NZ) sponsored by NAB. She facilitates the access to domestic and offshore investors or banks for New Zealand corporates.

Before assuming the current position at Titan NZ, she helped establish NAB (NZ) Limited and the BNZ Facilities Management Limited, the entity responsible for the management of $10 billion of assets.

Mrs Pollard has over 25 years banking and accounting experience as a credit controller, transactional manager and corporate client syndication manager. She is a Chartered Accountant and is admitted as Barrister and Solicitor in NZ High Court. She holds undergraduate and post graduates degrees from University of Oklahoma, Massey University and AUT.

Mrs Pollard, who lives at Wainui Beach, currently serves as a director of several companies and as Advisory Board member in charitable trusts and non-profit organisation.

She has been inspired by the changes that can be achieved with the correct combination of passion, commitment, knowledge and collaborative relationships.

She says “It is my view that the future social and economic success of Gisborne can be dynamically assisted with improved hi-tech management of farming, forestry, tourism, agriculture and viticulture. The future depends on what we do in the present”.

Mr Proudfoot paid a tribute at the annual meeting to the outgoing general manager of Tauwhareparae Farms Ltd Dean Brenssell.

Mr Proudfoot said that in his time Mr Brenssell had transformed GHL by developing a strong team around him.

Livestock production figures were excellent fertiliser maintenance had been increases, genetics were improving, water reticulation was enhanced and extensive fencing improvements continued.

The culture of combining the three stations into one unit for the betterment of Tauwhareparae Farms had been achieved.

The company was indeed fortunate to have employed Dean, he left the property in a better state than when he took it over three years ago said Mr Proudfoot.

A vote of appreciation to Mr Brenssell was carried at the meeting.

The new general manager Kevin Delegaat was also introduced and he told the meeting he was looking forward to the challenge of managing large high country farms.

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