Our People

SealesWinslow has a team of experts across the country.

Natalie Hughes
Nutrition Team
SealesWinslow Science Extension North Island

"Born and raised in Auckland, Natalie has a Diploma in Agriculture which was the building block for a Bachelor in Agriculture Science at Lincoln University. Working for Lincoln University in two different research sectors whilst studying and then full time once graduated, Natalie developed a greater understanding of pasture production and animal nutrition requirements.

With a love of dairy farming and a research background, Natalie joined up with Altum (now Ballance) in 2012 as a Business Extension Specialist.  In August 2015 Natalie moved to the animal nutrition side of the Ballance business, SealesWinslow, as Science Extension, North Island."

Mark Mellsop
Sales Team
Animal Nutrition TSR

Chances are you might already know Mark, who joined SealesWinslow at the beginning of 2012.  Before that he was with RD1 for over 20 years, including a long stretch as branch manager of the Reporoa and Te Puke stores. 

Mark is SealesWinslow Technical Sales Representative for Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua and surrounding areas within the Bay of Plenty.

Having supported farmers all his working life, Mark has a great understanding of the dairy industry and the challenges and opportunities that go with it.  His knowledge of local conditions is unbeatable and he’s a great person to turn to for advice on increasing the health and performance of your herd. 

Chris Tibbotts
Sales Team
Animal Nutrition TSR

Prior to starting with SealesWinslow in August 2014 Chris spent 5 years as a Technical Field Representative with PGG Wrightson.   Chris has a diploma in AgriBusiness Management.

Having been a sheep and beef farmer as well Chris has a great understanding of the local farming requirements, and is passionate about adding value to customers' business.  

Chris’s local area is all of the West Coast of the South Island, Tasman and Marlborough.

Paul Sharp
Nutrition Team
SealesWinslow Sci Extn NI Contractor

"Paul has an extensive background in agricultural production systems consultancy and an in-depth experience in strategic development and practical implementation of dairy and ruminant farming systems.  He has provided consultancy services both in New Zealand and internationally for Dairy Beef Solutionz Ltd, Nutrition Services Ltd, Ravensdown Co-operative, AgResearch Limited and Intelact Nutrition Limited, among others.

Paul has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours, majoring in plant science and intensive dairy systems, and is a member of New Zealand Grasslands Association, New Zealand Society of Animal Production, New Zealand Association of Scientists and New Zealand Association of Ruminant Nutritionists.

With strong expertise in dairy, beef, goat and sheep nutrition, Paul provides technical extension and training to the SealesWinslow team."

Ryan Scholes
Sales Team
Animal Nutrition TSR

Before joining SealesWinslow in 2010, Ryan was with Anexa Animal Health. Having worked closely with dairy farmers for almost a decade, Ryan has a good grasp of what it takes to be successful in the dairy industry.

Ryan is passionate about helping local farmers improve the health and performance of their herds in the Matamata, South Waikato and Waihi areas.

Kane Ongley
Sales Team
Animal Nutrition TSR

Kane is one of SealesWinslow's most experienced representatives.

Kane first started working for SealesWinslow while still at high school. He took a break to get a business degree at Victoria University before returning to work for us again in 2005. Now with many years’ experience under his belt, he’s excited about helping local farmers get the best return on their investment.

Kane is SealesWinslow representative for North Western Waikato, an area that covers Morrinsville to Kawhia and up to Pukekohe.

Chris Brown
Leadership Team
SealesWinslow Chief Operating Officer

Chris has a wide range of experience in sales, marketing and operations, gained through senior roles with companies including New Zealand Herald, Red Arrow Distribution and Progressive Enterprises.

Chris has lead the company to the position of number one ruminant stock-feed company in New Zealand. As Chief Operating Officer he leads all functions of SealesWinslow operations including its three mills, national sales, quality, and product development.

Chris has a Bachelor of Business and believes in developing his team to their utmost potential.

Mark Derriman
Leadership Team
National Supply Chain & Regional Manager

"Mark is an experienced senior manager, with over 17 years experience in both stock feed and flour mill operations in New Zealand.  He has worked over procurement, strategic planning, business turnaround and key account management roles.

Mark is passionate about building teams with a strong customer focus and propelling staff to reach their full potential."

Stacey van den Beuken
Sales Team
Animal Nutrition TSR

Stacey was born and bred in the Canterbury dairy industry. Stacey started with SealesWinslow in October 2015, having previously worked for Primary ITO in a variety of roles, lastly as a Training Advisor in Central Canterbury.

Stacey has a Diploma in Commerce from Lincoln University, a National Certificate in Rural Servicing from Primary ITO and a National Certificate in Agribusiness Management. 

Stacey is passionate about customer service and adding value for farmers in Canterbury and North Otago.

Wendy Morgan
Leadership Team
Nutritionist & Quality Manager

"A ruminant nutritionist, Wendy has over 13 years experience in animal nutrition, including product development, having worked for Nestle Purina Petcare in Europe and ruminant and monogastric animal feed manufacturers in New Zealand.  She joined SealesWinslow as a Nutritionist and Quality Manager in March 2013. Wendy is a full member of the New Zealand Association of Ruminant Nutritionists and current treasurer. 

Wendy holds a Bachelor of Animal Science with honours from the University of Nottingham where she undertook research on dairy cow nutrition and milk composition.  

Wendy is passionate about growing calves to perform well in the herd."

Danny Prodger
Sales Team
Animal Nutrition TSR

Danny has been involved in farming in some way for most of his life, from his nearly two decades hands on farming experience in both dairy and sheep & beef sectors to his time spent working for Open Country Dairy.  He has also spent several years selling lifestyle and residential real estate.

Danny has a Diploma in Farm Management which he completed while he was farming.

Danny advices farmers on the health and performance of their herd in the area ranging from Hawera to Napier, to Martinborugh and Otaki.

Darryn McDonnell
Leadership Team
Regional Manager Central

“Darryn has a wide range of experience in production and operations roles from a 16 year period at George Weston Foods and Weston Animal Nutrition. 

He joined SealesWinslow (Ashburton site) in late 2012 as the Operations Manager and in August 2016, relocated to the North Island as Regional Manager for our central region.

Darryn’s an avid communicator who’s passionate about building a team with a strong customer focus. Darryn and his family live on a small lifestyle block near Whanganui."

Sue Avison
Sales Team
Animal Nutrition TSR

Sue joined the SealesWinlow team based in Morrinsville as a customer service assistant in 2007.

Having previously worked for 17 years in the service department at Maber Motors (part of Power Farming) assisting farmers with service and repairs, Sue brings an abundance of understanding of what is important to farmers.

As a local to Morrinsville for the last 25 years, Sue knows the people and area intimately, a huge advantage in her current role as Technical Sales Representative for the South Waikato area.

Sue loves all animals, so enjoys getting to know her customers and working with them to ensure they have the best possible solutions for their herds health and performance.

Louise Robson
Sales Team
Animal Nutrition TSR

Louise grew up on a crop farm in the UK where she studied livestock management and agriculture before immigrating to New Zealand.  

After working on sheep and dairy farms around Southland,  Louise started working for SealesWinslow in 2014 helping farmers in the Southland area improve the health and performance of their herds. 

Louise lives on a small farm in central Southland  with their children and a variety of animals.

Tyler Stuthridge
Leadership Team
Regional Manager - Southern

“Tyler was born and bred in Ashburton and having completed his training at local business RX Plastics, Tyler is a qualified engineer.

Tyler joined SealesWinslow (Ashburton site) in May 2013 as an engineer and quickly emerged as a natural leader. Tyler became the site Operations Manager in December 2016 and was promoted to Regional Manager in July 2017.

Tyler is passionate about running a quality driven site. When he’s not working, Tyler enjoys motor cross and trail bike riding.”

Nardia Crosby
Leadership Team
Customer Exp & Shared Services Manager

"Prior to joining SealesWinslow in 2013 Nardia spent 12 years working in the United Kingdom in Banking, Communications and Research and Development departments as a Service Delivery Manager, ensuring that IT related services and customer service desks ran smoothly.  Back in New Zealand, Nardia worked in the forestry industry as a project manager.   

Nardia has a Masters in Science from Waikato University, majoring in Earth Sciences (Volcanology).

Nardia is passionate about building strong customer services teams and developing processes that mean swift and efficient service to customers."

Carlene Hill
Sales Team
Animal Nutrition TSR

Carlene started working for SealesWinslow as a Merchant Relationship Rep in August 2016.
She and her partner Andrew manage a split calving operation in Opiki, where they’re milking up to 730 cows at peak. 

Carlene has spent over 14 plus years immersed in the dairy industry as an AB Technician, Lower Order Sharemilker and calf rearer, so understands well the challenges that dairy farmers face. She is very passionate about calf rearing in particular as she believes giving calves the best possible start follows through into their lactating life, which is why she still gets up in the early hours to go and feed them before she goes to her “day job”. 

Carlene worked for Farm Source for 3 years where great customer service was her specialty and was in training to be a Farm Source Technical Sales Rep before coming to work for SealesWinslow as a Merchant Representative for the lower North Island from Taranaki to Gisborne south.

Tracey Thomson
Sales Team
Animal Nutrition TSR

Chances are you might already know Tracey, who joined SealesWinslow at the beginning of 2015. Tracey previously worked for Ballance Agri-Nutrients, before moving to Summit Quinphos in 2002 as a Technical Field Office and Area Sales Manager.   

Tracey holds a BSc and BA from Victoria University and is passionate about helping farmers in Taranaki achieve their goals through the science of farming and the understanding of its effects on their farm and stock.

Bruce Harris
Leadership Team
SealesWinslow Commercial Manager

Bruce has a life long association with farming having attained the top performing supplier to Northland Dairy in the mid 1990’s. As a qualified accountant Bruce spent fifteen years in public practice in Whangarei and a further fifteen years with Ballance more recent taking up the role of Commercial Manager with SealesWinslow.

Bruce attained a MBA (Master of Business Administration) from the University of Waikato in 2010 and has been a qualified accountant for 27 years.

Bruce is very passionate about people and businesses performing to their maximum potential focusing on developing people to drive the best performance from the business ensuring the business is attaining its strategic goals.

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