Our Specialists

Talk to any of our specialists to see how we can help you.

Canterbury specialists

Neville Prendergast

Managing Director
Mobile: 027 432 3264
Email: np@dairybusiness.co.nz

Rowan O’Connor

Sales Manager/Senior Agricultural Supervisor
Mobile: 027 265 1875
Email: ro@dairybusiness.co.nz

With broad knowledge and extensive experience in all aspects of farm management – from systems and budgeting, to day-to-day operations and young stock plans – Rowan helps farmers anticipate seasonal and technical issues that can derail a farm business plan and result in missed targets.

Passionate about building a better future for agriculture, Rowan was born and raised on a farm. He consolidated his knowledge with a Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Hons) from Lincoln University. After graduating in 2005, he spent a number of years managing, developing and converting farms in Chile, Southland and Canterbury before joining our team in 2013 as a Technical Sales Representative for the West Coast and Canterbury. Since then he’s been promoted to Sales Manager and has also taken on the role of Senior Agricultural Supervisor.

Charlotte Flay

Technical Sales Representative
Mobile: 027 292 0222
Email: charlotte.flay@dairybusiness.co.nz

Charlotte has a passion for the New Zealand dairy industry and has a keen interest in developing her knowledge in all aspects dairy, particularly in animal nutrition and management. Being born and raised on her parents dairy farm, Charlotte strengthened her passion for agriculture by completing a Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree at Lincoln University graduating in April 2018. During that time Charlotte was awarded the FMG tertiary scholarship which is aimed at helping students succeed in their agriculture studies. Alongside her degree, Charlotte has worked on various dairy farms throughout New Zealand and Australia gaining practical knowledge experience.

In April 2019 Charlotte joined Dairy Business Centre (NZ) as the Technical Sales Representative servicing the Canterbury region. Charlotte’s experience and passion for the industry have provided her with the tools to understand the challenges farmers are facing.

Southland & Otago specialist

Neville Hamilton

Technical Sales Representative
Mobile: 027 364 2761
Email: Neville.H@dairybusiness.co.nz

Neville is a local in the Southland/Otago area and has extensive experience in the Agribusiness sector.

He brings to DBC his extensive knowledge of nutrition and feed plans enabling him to work with clients to improve their productivity and returns.

With 19 years as a Dairy Farmer Neville has a passion for the industry and has built and maintained strong relationships with his clients.