Sales Representative - Hauraki/Coromandel
Melanie joined Gallagher Animal Management in 2019 as a recent graduate of Massey University, completing her Bachelor of Agricommerce degree in 2017.
She says she has had an interest in agribusiness for many years, having grown up on a dairy farm in Patetonga, just north of Morrinsville and Tahuna.
“My family have a dairy herd of about 430 Friesian cows, so dairy farming has always been a big part of my life. At the end of college, I realised there was more to farming than just milking cows, and that’s what sparked my interest in agribusiness,” says Melanie.
“I think I have a great understanding of how the industry works and that’s going to be really helpful for this role. I can see the hard work my own family has put into their farming business over the years, and that’s given me a greater appreciation of what companies like Gallagher can do to help them.”
When she’s not at work, Melanie thrives on being outdoors. She enjoys exploring and discovering new places, including beaches and bushwalks in and around the broader Waikato region.