With over 20 years working in the kiwifruit industry John’s eye for detail, strong work ethic and love of the land has allowed him to consistently achieve exceptional results on orchard with proven experience successfully managing multiple production sites in the East Coast.
Thompsons’ recognised John’s talent and drive making him a key member of the Gisborne team, confident John’s proven track record of consistently delivering high-quality high-yields across the Eastern Bay would result in top outcomes for Thompson’s stakeholders. He is hugely motivated by transforming orchards from ‘good to great’ and is ready for the challenge of lifting the OGR averages in the Gisborne region.
A key attribute in John’s management style is finding out what makes the people in his team ‘tick’. He enjoys working with individuals to develop specific programmes to motivate and engage resulting in the creation of a multi-functional team Thompson’s stakeholders can trust.
When the opportunity arose for him to join Thompson’s and return to Gisborne John saw it as a unique opportunity to work with some great people, whilst spending time with family and grandchildren, who all live in the area.