MRB are a team of eight independent farm consultants, two farm account administrators and two office staff. Our consultants all have practical farming experience and varying fields of expertise, all are members of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management. Detailed experience and contact details are available in the resumes.

Farm Consultants

  • Andy MacfarlaneAndrew Macfarlane
    Mobile: 0274 323 964
    Andrew has a background of advice and practical application across all farming sectors. His areas of expertise include rural business management, rural sector governance, strategic advice in the NZ & global context, animal & crop production systems, irrigation systems & development, family & business succession, environmental management and farm landscapes.
  • Jeremy SavageJeremy Savage
    Mobile: 0274 331 069
    Jeremy’s professional focus is on the dairy sector in Canterbury and Tasman areas. His areas of expertise include developing monitoring systems with clients focused on turning grass into milk into profit, farm management, farm ownership structures and succession, business management, dairy management and production systems & irrigation systems.
  • Hugh EatonHugh Eaton
    Mobile: 0274 821 191
    Hugh works principally as a farm adviser with sheep, beef and mixed farmers. His areas of expertise include farm management, farm supervision, sheep, beef and deer management systems, rural financing issues, facilitation of seminars and field days, rural valuation and MAF monitoring.
  • Julian GaffaneyJulian Gaffaney
    Mobile: 021 891 104
    Julian has a broad background in agriculture, working primarily in dairy and dairy support management and production systems, with further coverage of areas including strategic planning and analysis of farm systems, discussion group facilitation and financial/production benchmarking.
  • Anton NichollsAnton Nicholls
    Mobile: 0275 860 246
    Anton has worked extensively within the arable industry throughout NZ. His areas of expertise cover specialist grain & seed crop management, arable farm business management, full financial analysis, strategic planning, machinery and irrigation costings, project management for arable industry stakeholders and presentations & facilitation of workshops & training courses to farmers and industry.
  • Mark EverestMark Everest
    Mobile: 0274 186 559
    Marks focus is helping generate a better understanding of farm management systems and irrigation as an integrated package across dairy, sheep, beef, deer and cropping farms to help improve productivity. His areas of expertise include farm management, irrigation and stock water design and evaluation and he is an IrriCad (computer assisted irrigation design) approved programme user.
  • Jamie GordonJamie Gordon
    Mobile: 027 230 6660
    Jamie operates primarily in the sheep, beef and deer sector and has had extensive experience managing intensive feedlot and livestock farming systems as well as involvement in the red meat industry and international beef markets. His areas of expertise include business management, intensive livestock production systems and genetics.

Office and Farm Accounts Administration Team

  • Christine BellringerChristine Bellringer
    Mobile: 021 892 025

    Our farm accounts administration team offer the following services: Cashbook data entry, GST reporting, wages and PAYE preparation and various reports (back to client) summarising current cashflow position (further analysis and forecasts by consultants).

  • Diane LobbDiane Lobb
    Office: (03) 307 8099
    Mobile: 021 894 837
    More contact details

    Di is our Office Administrator. She is responsible for office admin including meet and greet of clients and visitors, general typing, answering phones, compilation of presentations, farm discussion group handouts and DSM benchmarking for the dairy sector. She also provides some farm administration services including cashbook data entry, GST reporting, wages and PAYE preparation.

  • Barb MacGregorBarb MacGregor

    Barb MacGregor is responsible for MRB in-house accounts and financial reporting, client invoicing and is also 'part-time' PA to Andy Macfarlane. Barb spends her spare time enjoying family and friends, gardening and playing golf.