Meet Our Team

OUR TEAM

Tim Heeley (Chairman)

Former Institutional investment banker and public company CEO

Strategic Implementation consultant

Director on profit and not-for profit boards

David Heald (Director)

Managing Partner Staples Rodway Chartered Accountancy
Investment Advisor
Significant Professional Directorships

Colin Groves (Director)

Ex Tetra Pak Global Mergers and Acquisitions

Investment Advisor / Investor

Significant Professional Directorships

Paul Bardoul (Director)

Co-founder of the Kiwipole

Owner/operator Dairy farmer

Currently a top 5% producer (solids per cow) within the NZ herd

Expertise in farming systems, nutrition and design

Dave Fullerton (Owner)

Owner Hi Speed Sustained Genetics

Holstein Owner and Breeder

Currently a top 5% producer (solids per cow) within the NZ herd

Experience in High index Cattle breeding

Investor in Robindale Farm and Synlait Milk

Henk Smit (Owner)

MSc from Wageningen University, Holland in Animal Breeding, Animal Feeding and Agricultural Economics

Owner Hi Speed Sustained Genetics

Historically has been a top 1% producer (solids per cow) within the NZ herd

Holstein Owner and Breeder

Experience in High index Cattle breeding

Alister Hall’s (Owner)

Owner Hi Speed Sustained Genetics

Currently a top 5% producer (solids per cow) within the NZ herd

Holstein Owner and Breeder

Experience in High index Cattle breeding

Dairy Solutionz (NZ) Limited (Owner)

Dairy Solutionz is a whole farm systems solutions provider to tropical countries

Dairy Solutionz is the co-owner of the FarmBuilder software package which has a livestock module ideal for recording matings, performance, and 3GP of customers of Thermo genetics.

Derek Fairweather (Chief Executive Officer)

Co-founder of the Kiwipole

Founder and principal shareholder of DairySolutioNZ

Derek was the Chief Executive Officer of Waikato Innovation Park Ltd from 2003 to 2012.

Dr Dave Hayman (Technical Officer)

Veterinarian with extensive experience in management livestock breeding programs, particularly Dairy cattle
Recently established the largest Artificial breeding network in East Africa (Tanzania)
Focused on livestock selection and breeding for tropical regions

Johnny Beaurain (Gerente de desarrollo de negocios de Amèrica del Sur)

Based in Ecuador, fluent Spanish speaker

Level 5 NZ AgITO Dairy farmer with 15 years NZ dairy farming experience

Director at GREP latin America

Built and operated Dairy farms in Colombia and Ecuador for 6 years