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New faces and new places for Gallagher team

​​Martin Kinney
Key Account/Regional Manager
Gallagher Animal Management.

After spending seven years almost to the day in his first role with Gallagher, Martin Kinney is looking forward to making his next move within the company. Martin has been the North Waikato-Hauraki Territory Manager since his appointment in 2009, and is now stepping into the role of Key Account and Regional Manager for the South Island. His role in the Waikato-Hauraki region is being filled by Jeff Clarke.

Based out of the Gallagher Hamilton head office Martin’s time will be spent managing the company’s four South Island territory managers, and looking after several of Gallagher’s key accounts. He is looking forward to spending time down south in his home patch of Otago on some of those visits.

Martin is excited by Gallagher’s continuing commitment to innovative research and development that has made the company a truly global business. “The scale we have now means we can continue that research and development, even through tough times on some farms at home. We are able to stay ahead of the curve with products that make farmers operations simpler and more efficient – we are enjoying a very strong period for both innovation and growth, and it is great to be part of that.”


Jeff Clarke.
North Waikato/Hauraki Territory Manager.
Gallagher Animal Management.

One familiar face on Gallagher’s North Waikato-Hauraki Territory Manager beat is being replaced with another equally familiar and experienced in the rural sector in coming weeks. With Martin Kinney’s promotion to Key Account / Regional Manager ex Huntly farmer Jeff Clarke has been appointed in his place. 

While he has been dairying for two years in Huntly, Jeff is probably more familiar to many in the region from his time spent as territory manager for EcoLab. His decision to move back into rural servicing comes after a change in his dairying plans, and he welcomes the opportunity to be part of one NZ’s most iconic agri-tech companies.

Jeff is looking forward to re-acquainting himself with the rural outlets and farmers of the region, and says the decision to take up the Gallagher job was not a hard one.  “Gallagher have a very family orientated approach to business, and have a reputation for high quality, reliable equipment that I have had plenty of opportunity to become very familiar with while farming!”


Nigel Parton.
Northland Territory Manager.
Gallagher Animal Management.

Time spent with his dad helping completely re-fence a newly purchased family farm gave Nigel Parton a sound grounding in good fencing skills. 

It also sparked his interest in fencing technology and weighing systems that helped farmers make better use of the land and the livestock they farmed. 

Nigel considers himself fortunate to be able to take that passion and apply it to his new position as Gallagher Territory Manager for Northland. It is a region he knows well, with farmers he knows even better after spending six and a half years working for Farmlands, including time at the Whangarei store, managing the Kamo store and as Northland field manager.

That experience means he is highly familiar with Gallagher equipment and what works well for Northland farmers. Running a small block east of Whangarei means he is also familiar on a daily basis with Gallagher’s reliable, easy to use fencing technology.  “I have always felt a strong affinity for Gallagher’s technology and approach to innovation and user friendly technology. Covering North Auckland to Cape Reinga is a great area to be representing the company, and helping farmers and rural service centres get up to speed with some excellent equipment.”

 

 

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