Meet the team.
Jason runs the team and is our guy you should talk to about anything relating to the overall company, sales, marketing or finance.
Jason Judkinsmore info
Susan is our plant girl. If you want to know anything about hop plants, flavours, varietals, science, innovation and how our hops might go with your beer, Susan would love to chat.
Susan Wheelermore info
Jono looks after everything on the farm. He is the go-to guy if you want to talk land, planting, tractors, hop processing, sheep, cattle or rugby.
Jono Trolovemore info
Lachie is our finance guy and he looks after all our commercial matters. Speak with him for any finance-related queries.
Lachlan Boylemore info
With a B Ag Com in Farm Management and over 20 years’ experience in orchard and hop farm management in the United States, we’re stoked to have Sean back home in New Zealand to lead the charge on our hop farms. We’ll make a Southlander of this Waikato and King Country boy yet!
Sean Bensonmore info
Nigel has recently joined us and is in charge of our plant nursery. He loves getting the plants field ready and is busy undertaking a range of trials.
Nigel McConchiemore info
Hop Garden Manager
Kieren Willsmore info
Phoebe is our office administrator and keeps everyone on track. If you have queries around anything administrative or not sure who to contact, Phoebe is your go-to.
Phoebe Tayerlemore info
Emma looks after day-to-day activities at Tapawera Hop Garden. Spending all of her time out on the tools, you will meet her when you visit the farm.
Emma Bannistermore info
Dean our long-standing local fire chief manages the Tapawera Farm along with Emma, his partner.
Dean Millarmore info
Nick is the logistics guy. Getting hops from the farm to brewers around the world.
Nick Evansmore info
For all things Digital, Marlize is the person to tap on the shoulder.
Marlize Mitchellmore info
Meet our wider team – they are the guys that are making it happen on the ground.