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.
After finishing School Bill went to Canterbury University studying law and economics. As the Son of Peter and Karen, Bill was brought up around PWA and spending a number of his holiday breaks lending a hand at the office. After graduating university, Bill spent a couple of years overseas playing cricket – mainly in Australia and the UK. In 2014, he returned to New Zealand and commenced his legal career in Auckland at Hesketh Henry as a solicitor and commercial team. Outside of law, Bill’s mad-keen on sports and still an eager cricketer.
Jims early years were spent in the Wakari/Hawarden area. His first five years out of school were spent in the hills, mustering on high country stations throughout the South Island where he worked his way up to a farm manager’s position. Jim then moved into the livestock industry and joined PW&A Ltd as a livestock broker in 2005. Jim was one of our company’s most experienced auctioneers until his resignation in 2016 when Jim was offered an opportunity to have an ownership stake & manage The Lakes Station in North Canterbury.
Craig grew up in Blenheim and on leaving school worked on Romney Stud farms eventually ending up in the role of Stud Master until he joined the livestock industry in the early 1990`s. In 2002 Craig joined PW&A Ltd as a livestock broker and, the company has called on his specialist stud knowledge and experience when required. Craig was invited to become a director of PW&A Ltd in 2013
PW&A was established in 2002 by respected livestock brokers Peter Walsh and Hamish Lane. The pair’s experience in the livestock industry totalled more than four decades when they teamed up.
Peter Walsh & Associates Finance has been set up to strengthen and grow the company’s existing livestock trading business. It specialises in short-term financing (up to 12 months) of day-to-day livestock transactions.
Your sale yard at your fingertips. Peter Walsh & Associates Ltd’s PW&A LIVEBid™ online auction system has been developed to facilitate the online auction selling of livestock.