PW&A General Managers & Business Support

JESSE DARGUE - General Manager

Phone: 03 687 4440
Mobile: 021 969 844

Jess is from a farming background in Northern England but has been working in New Zealand for the last 18 years.  Jess has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agriculture from Harper Adams Agricultural College, United Kingdom where he specialised in; Dairy Production, Farm Business Management, Grassland Management and Animal Health and Nutrition.

Jess also has a wide range of practical livestock farming skills and experiences gained though working in both the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Jess has recently joined the PW&A team to assist Peter with managing the company, moving from managing Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Ltd, where he has worked for the last 15 years.  There he successfully managed the completion of a major $110 million scheme upgrade, guiding that company through the concept, feasibility, design and construction of that infrastructure upgrade project, which is now operational and delivering gravity pressured water to 30,000 ha.

Jess has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and along with his strong financial understanding, his proven track record in developing and delivering on budgets, he will be a welcome addition to PW&A’s senior management team.

Jess married a New Zealander, Susan and they have three boys, Edwin (15), Harry (13) and Murphy (11) and as a family they enjoy their tennis, cricket, rugby and basketball and of course following the boys at local, representative and National competition levels in those sports.  He also maintains his passion for livestock through rearing a few calves and sheep on their small block near Ashburton. 

PETER WALSH - Business Support Assistant
Phone: 03 687 4440
Mobile: 027 561 4087

Originally from Koiterangi on the West Coast Peter started in his first role as a mail boy for a livestock company before being appointed as a junior agent in Cheviot. Peter then had a number of shifts before moving into management roles in the livestock industry. In 2002, he established Peter Walsh & Associates Ltd and Hamish Lane quickly joined him, as an equal partner. Following Hamish’s departure from the company Peter is now the sole owner.

STUART BLAKE - Business Support Assistant
Phone: 03 687 4440
Mobile: 027 433 9088

Stuart was born to an Australian farming family, and after attending boarding school Stuart joined one of Australia's leading stock and station companies, transferring to work in New Zealand in the same industry and marrying Fiona McKenzie from Hakataramea Valley. Stuart has also been employed in the livestock industry as a livestock buyer and livestock manager in both the North and South Island for a New Zealand processing company. Stuart has a passion for livestock that deliver quality results. Away from work Stuart's interests include his family, golfing, gardening and tramping.