Gillian’s initial career found her in the North Sea Oil industry as a Petroleum Engineer working offshore. She worked throughout Eastern Europe and Kazakhstan in the Petro Chemical industry based in Paris.
Gillian has had 20 years dairy farming in New Zealand and has developed several New Zealand farms, converting them from drystock to dairy. Currently Gillian is in a family partnership for two farms in the Waikato region and is also a shareholder in Fonterra.
Spending three years living in Chile with a focus on farming - Gillian learnt the Spanish language and love to practise with South American. Prior to Waikato Milking Systems, Gillian managed the Dairy Automation team for the Tru-Test Group, a large New Zealand based international Agritech company.
Passionate about dairy, cows and farming, Gillian is actively involved in the New Zealand dairy community. Gillian’s weekends are normally spent on the river as her children are competitive rowers or on the family farm milking and feeding calves.
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