Don Church- Chartered Accountant of Ashburton
Don is a retired chartered from Ashburton. Don was an employee, then partner in Brophy Knight & Partners from 1956 to 1981. Since then he has had extensive experience with directorships, trusteeships and his own property investment companies. He is married to Robyn and still enjoys tramping and skiing.
Graham R Kennedy JP - Graham was a Partner / Director of Brophy Knight from 1977 until 2011 when he became a Consultant to the Practice.
Since arriving in Ashburton Graham has been actively involved in a number of important businesses and initiatives. In particular he has been on the board of the business first known as the Ashburton Permanent Building Society, which became CBS Canterbury and finally Heartland Bank. He has also been actively involved as a Trustee and Director for the Ashburton Aquatic Park Charitable Trust and the development of Lake Hood on the outskirts of Ashburton, a trustee of the Heartland Charitable Trust and is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Advance Ashburton Community Foundation.
Graham is a Council member of the Ashburton JP Association and a member of the Canterbury Branch Committee of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand.
Married to Katie, they live at Lake Hood and have two married children, Jane and Steve Campbell with twin daughters live in Wellington and Jonathan and Virginia live in Auckland. Graham enjoys classic motor vehicles and motorsport, fly fishing, boating, golf, tramping and biking together with some international travel during his spare time
Mary Ross - Registered Nurse and a farming partner
Recently retired Director of Nursing and Clinical Services within the Ashburton & Rural Health Services and Chairman of the Board of Governors, Christ College, Christchurch. Mary is now fully immersed in farming at Westerfield.
Don McFarlane - MNZM JP
Don lives in Geraldine where he is actively involved in the local community. Don has had a number of directorships including Farmlands (Rural supplies cooperative); NZ Honey Coop; Duncan Ag machinery manufacturers; PSSC (Rest home operators) Hunter Downs Irrigation Co and Moeraki Investments Ltd. He is a past Federated Farmers SC President; a District Councillor and Chairman of Aoraki Regional Development.
Don together with his wife Di and son Hamish farm a 600 ha irrigated arable farm in the South Canterbury. Crops grown include Blackcurrants; Potatoes; Carrots; Vegetable seeds; Barley and grass seeds. Livestock carried are Dairy cows for replacements and wintering and also lamb finishing. Underground water is applied through pivots and travelling irrigators. Other family include son Jonathan an engineer and daughter Kate a social worker.
Don enjoys various sports; fishing; boating; reading and travel.