Head Office
7B Sophia Street
Timaru 7910
New Zealand

Postal Address
PO Box 549
Timaru 7940
New Zealand

P: (03) 687-9258
F: (03) 684-7965
E: Contact

Management & Administration Team

Colin Glass: Chief Executive

Morgan Galbraith : Chief Financial Officer

Brian Gallagher: Sustainability Manager

Gary McGregor: Farm Operations Manager - Central Canterbury

Graeme Blair: Farm Operations Manager - Mid Canterbury

Kieran Stone: Farm Operations Manager - Dunsandel & Oxford 

Don Moore: Farm Supervisor - West Otago & Southland

Bryson Hargreaves: Farm Supervisor - Waitaki

Mick O'Connor: Farm Supervisor

Clint Jordan: Contracting Operations Manager

Timaru Office: Administration  

Colin Glass
Chief Executive
7B Sophia
Timaru 7910

T:  03 687 9258
F:  03 684 7965
M:  027 486 4064

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Colin holds a Commerce Degree in Farm Management and a post-graduate Diploma in Accountancy and Corporate Finance from Lincoln University. In 1997 he took up the role of Chief Financial Officer for the Dunedin based corporate dairy farmer Tasman Agriculture Ltd.  Immediately following the sell down of TasAg's New Zealand farms and the purchase of the major shareholding by Dairy Holdings Ltd in 2001, Colin was appointed General Manager and subsequently Chief Executive. He has been involved in the New Zealand dairy industry all his life and the Australian dairy industry for the period from 1997 to 2008.

Colin is married to Paula and they have two daughters. In addition to his involvement with Dairy Holdings Ltd, Colin is a Director of a number of irrigation and agribusiness companies and has his own farming interests in Mid-Canterbury.

Morgan Galbraith
Chief Financial Officer
7B Sophia
Timaru 7910

T:  03 687 9258
F:  03 684 7965
M:  021 942 005

Morgan was raised in South Canterbury before attending university studies in Canterbury and holds a BCom from Canterbury University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance from Lincoln University.

A Chartered Accountant, Morgan began his accounting career at PwC. In 2005 he departed New Zealand to work in the UK. After 6 years in London, working in the finance sector, he returned to Christchurch and took up a role within the Corporate Finance division of PwC.

In 2012 he was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Morgan is married to Kylee and they have two young children. In his spare time he enjoys a range of outdoor activities including skiing, cycling, fishing and travelling

Adrian van Bysterveldt
Farm Practice Advisor
14 Bealey Road
RD 3
Leeston 7683

M:  021 225 5186 
E:  adrian@dairyholdings.co.nz

Adrian was raised on a Dairy farm in the Waikato. His tertiary studies resulted in several qualifications in Teaching, Science and Farm Management. His working career has included teaching science, dairy farming (18 years) and since 2001 he has had various roles in Dexcel, Teagasc (Ireland), and DairyNZ before being employed by DHL in his current role.

Adrian is passionate about pasture management and dairy farming.

The highlight over those years has been establishing his family financial security through dairy farming and more lately his involvement on the management teams of demonstration dairy farms like LUDF in both New Zealand and Ireland. This included the development of the Pasture Wedge decision making tool as well as converting a cropping farm in Ireland to a dairy farm.

Adrian is married to Anne and they have five adult children and an increasing number of grandchildren.

Brian Gallagher
Sustainability Manager
7B Sophia
Timaru 7910

T:  03 687 9258
F:  03 684 7965
M:  027 450 2470

Brian commenced his role with Dairy holdings in February 2015. He has qualifications for NZCE (Civil) and a Diploma for Environmental Management. Raised in Timaru Brian has worked in a number of locations primarily in the South Island.

His early working career encompassed surveying, hydrology, irrigation and numerous civil engineering projects. The introduction of the RMA saw a change of working focus for him into waste and environmental management. He has been actively involved in developing, local, regional and national strategies and projects. The development of large scale composting operations and trials has led Brian to the agricultural/horticulture sectors with a special interest in soil microbiology.

Brian is married to Carol and they have two adult children.

Brian enjoys watching sport, outdoor activities and time-out with a good cook up.

Gary McGregor
Farm Operations Manager - Central Canterbury
Southbank Farm
R D 13, RAKAIA 7783

P:  03 302 7012
F:  03 302 7025
M:  027 434 6558

Gary was raised in the Waikato and Eastern Bay of Plenty regions. Gary started his dairy farming career in 1988 before moving to the South Island.

Gary commenced with Dairy Brands Ltd in 1992, sharemilking at South River Dairy.  In 1995 Gary was appointed Regional Manager for Dairy Brands Ltd and supervised 20 farms in Canterbury and North Otago (8 of which are still with Dairy Holdings Ltd today).  When Dairy Brands Ltd was sold, Gary transferred to Dairy Holdings Ltd. 

Besides his role as a Farm Operations Manager, Gary also sharemilks 1200 cows on a Dairy Holdings Ltd property (One Arrow).

Gary is married to Angela and they have two adult sons.

Gary's other passions are rugby and enjoying many outdoor pursuits.


Graeme Blair
Farm Operations Manager - Mid Canterbury  
89 Mitcham Road, RD 2, Ashburton 7772

P:  03 307 2208
F:  03 307 2209
M:  027 478 5675

Graeme started in the Dairy Industry in the mid eighties after farming in Australia.  By the early nineties Graeme was 50:50 Sharemilking for Tasman Agriculture Ltd in the Rakaia District.  Graeme then shifted to north west Tasmania to a sharemilking position with Tasman Agriculture Ltd.  While sharemilking Graeme then took up an appointment as Dairy Operations Manager for Tasman Agriculture Ltd and was responsible for the continuing conversion of VDL land in the Tasmanian north-west to dairy farms.  In total 11 dairy farms milking 11,000 cows were successfully developed.

Graeme returned to New Zealand in 2003 where he took up his role as a Dairy Operations Manager for Dairy Holdings Ltd.

Graeme is married to Mary-Anne and they have three adult children.

Don Moore
Farm Supervisor - West Otago & Southland
433 Benio Road, RD 1, Gore 9771

M:  027 497 8655

Don grew up in the Nelson/Marlborough region, milking cows for neighbours from a young age. After attending high school in Nelson, Don took on an opportunity deep sea fishing, and after four years in the fishing industry Don changed careers to dairy.

In 2006, Don Moved to Southland to begin dairy farming and in 2008 he moved with his wife, Jess, to his current farm to manage 1,000 cows north of Gore at Benio Dairy.

During their time at Benio, Don and Jess have progressed up to herd owning sharemilking, along the way picking up the 2010 Southland Farm Manager of the Year, and the Southland and National Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year titles.

Don and Jess have a two young children, and they enjoy getting away to spend time with family. Don enjoys duck shooting and is a keen fisherman.

Kieran Stone
Farm Operations Manager - Dunsandel & Oxford
1329 Selwyn Lake Road 
R D 2, LEESTON 7682

P:  03 325 4620
F:  03 325 4600
M:  027 558 8917


Kieran has been involved in the Dairy Industry all his working life starting in the Taranaki District working for wages, then progressing to lower order share milking. Kieran then secured a 50:50 sharemilking contract in the early 1990's in North Otago for Tasman Agriculture Ltd, until purchasing his own farm in 2001 in Dunsandel.  This was converted to a Dairy Farm in that first season.  In 2006 Kieran started his role with Dairy Holdings Ltd as a Farm Supervisor.

Kieran supervises 11 Dairy Farms in the Dunsandal and Oxford Districts.  His role also encompasses farm irrigation developments and OSH monitoring for the Company Farms.

Kieran is married to Karen and they have three adult children.

Bryson Hargreaves
Farm Supervisor - Waitaki
81 Byrnes Road
R D 10, WAIMATE 7980

P:  03 689 9191
F:  03 689 9199 
M:  027 270 5598


Bryson has been involved in the agricultural industry all his working life. Bryson spent a number of years working in Western Australia mainly shearing merino sheep on outback properties.

His return to New Zealand saw him start his career in the dairy industry.  As well as Farm Supervisor in the Waitaki District, he 50:50 sharemilks one of Dairy Holdings Ltd properties (Retell) plus running his own dairy farm in the Waimate District.

Mick O'Connor
Farm Supervisor
843 Heslerton Road, Bankside
R D 13, Rakaia 7783

M:  027 474 0608 

Mick was raised in South Canterbury and started his dairy farming career in 1997 working for a neighbour in Fairlie as a general farm hand.  From there Mick moved north to Mid-Canterbury working in various farm positions as he progressed toward farm management over an eight year period.

In 2005, Mick moved to Rakaia and worked for Gary & Angela McGregor (sharemilkers on South River - DHL Farm) as the farm manager for the next four years.

Mick took a six months break from farming at the end of the 2008/09 season to undertake an overseas trip.

Returning in early 2010, Mick took up a management position on Terrace Farm (DHL Farm).  Mick has progressed from contract milking in the 2010/11 season onto lower order sharemilker (all sharemilker owned cows) for the 2014/15 season and is milking 1050 cows on Terrace.

In April 2012 Mick won the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards top prize as the New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year.

Mick is married to Kirsten and they have a young son Flynn.  In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and relaxing with family.


Clint Jordan
Contracting Operations Manager
138 Terrace Road
R D 13, Rakaia  7783

P:  03 302 7044
M:  027 658 5254

Clint was raised in Tapawhera – Nelson Region, then moved to Kaikoura where he grew up on a farm.  From an early age Clint operated farm machinery and undertook many agricultural cultivating and machinery operating tasks.

After completing high school, Clint trained as a mechanic.  Moving from the workshop, Clint undertook further roles within agricultural businesses and agricultural machinery management in North Canterbury.

In June 2013 Clint took on the position of contracting operations manager with Dairy Holdings Ltd.  These contracting operations provide cultivation and sowing of approximately 2,000 hectares of winter crop, plus regrassing of a similar area annually.

Clint is married to Maria and they have four young children.  Clint’s interests include all motor sports activities and an array of outdoors pursuits.





Office Staff
7B Sophia Street
Timaru 7910

T:  03 687 9258
F:  03 684 7965


The Office Staff:

Accounts & Administration 

    Michele Hood:  Accounts Administration  michele@dairyholdings.co.nz

    Alison Peattie:  Accounts Administration  alisonp@dairyholdings.co.nz

    Sandra MacDonald: Accounts Administration: sandra@dairyholdings.co.nz 

    Margot Encina: Business Analyst margot@dairyholdings.co.nz

    Paula Glass:  Company Accountant  paula@dairyholdings.co.nz  

    Richard Harrison: Financial Controller  richard@dairyholdings.co.nz

    Jan Ferguson:  Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive  jan@dairyholdings.co.nz


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