Matt has been involved in the kiwifruit industry for 10 years following the completion of an honours degree in horticultural science at Massey University. He spent 8 years as an orchard manager before joining Southern Cross Horticulture at the beginning of 2019.
In his role as Establishment Operations Manager, Matt is truly excited about building the worlds best kiwifruit orchards with his team taking blocks from the construction team, planting them and establishing the first canopy ready to hand on to the cropping team. Matt is passionate about using technology, innovation and a systemised approach to achieve a bigger first crop faster whilst setting the orchard up for high performance in the long term.
Outside of work you will find Matt enjoying the outdoors or spending time with his family.