Directors

Chris Garland

Chris has been a director and shareholder of the firm since its inception in 1986.

Chris is experienced in all aspects of operational farm management, and also has wide experience in strategic planning, HR and governance functions of medium-to-large businesses in the sheep, beef sectors.

Benchmarking and business planning are large components of this work. Chris sits on a number of corporate boards, advisory boards and Research & Development mentor groups. Chris is the Editor of the highly successful AgLetter, which has been in publication since 1986.

Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis started his consultancy career in Northland (1985) after completing a Agricultural Science degree at Massey University.

Chris was an MAF / Agriculture New Zealand consulting officer from 1986 – 1994. Working in Warworth, Rotorua, Waipukurau and Wairarapa. In 1994 Chris left the Ministry of Agriculture to become a partner of Baker & Associates Ltd now BakerAg.

There was a break during the above when Chris did his OE. Based in London and travelling western and eastern block Europe. Chris met his wife Rachael while working in London. They now live on the...

Fergus Rutherford

Fergus is a director of the firm joining in 2000. He gained registration in 2001 and completes valuations across all property sectors including rural, residential, lifestyle, commercial and industrial.

He is also heavily involved in compensation assessments for public works, particularly in the electricity industry. He has been commissioned by corporate entity’s to complete due diligence projects on farm portfolio sales and acquisitions.

He can advise how best to use your property assets to greatest advantage within your business.

Sully Alsop

Director and Farm Management Consultant

Sully joined BakerAg in 2006 and has been a director and shareholder of the firm since 2013.

Sully is experienced in farm systems planning, financial benchmarking and budgeting, and strategic business management. Sully also runs his own sheep and beef farming business in the Wairarapa.

Specialist Areas: 

Management consultancy in the sheep, beef and deer sectors

Farm systems planning

Strategic planning and governance of medium-to-large scale agricultural businesses

Business review and audit

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Martin Boyle

Martin has worked as an agricultural consultant since graduating from Massey University in 1981 primarily in the dairy sector. Initial years through the 80's were spent with the MAF in Dannevirke.

After a two year OE experience where he met his wife Cathy they returned to NZ settling in the Manawatu where Martin established himself as a specialist in the dairy sector.

The dairy industry has experienced significant growth over the last decade requiring sound financial and management planning to achieve a successful and sustainable business that can take advantage of the...

Contact Details

PO BOX 900, SH2 Masterton
Phone: (06) 370 6880
Email: team@bakerag.co.nz

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Masterton Office (HQ)

Higgins Complex

State Highway 2

Masterton 

(06)  370 6880

Feilding Office

Level 1
8 Manchester Square
Feilding

(06)  323 2220

 

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