A loan to fund whatever your business needs, whether it’s farm equipment, a new property or a strategic investment.
Richard’s passion has always been farming. Born in Blenheim, he soon moved to Christchurch where he grew up and attended Christchurch Boys High School before gaining a Bachelor of Commerce in Agriculture from Lincoln University. There, he majored in Farm Management and Rural Valuation which set him up to join The Rural Bank in 1992 based in Invercargill.
Four years later, Richard and his wife embarked on 18 months of travel which took them to London, extensively throughout Europe, parts of Asia and into Africa. With their photos and memories, they headed back to Christchurch where Richard was appointed ASB Rural Credit Manager. It was from here that Richard began his entrenchment into ASB Rural.
Moving from Farmline, through to mainstream Rural and finally into Rural Corporate where he now leads a team of 25, Richard has had a specific focus on irrigation. Eight years working collaboratively with shareholders of irrigation schemes has seen Richard gain considerable knowledge and expertise in this area - an area so critical in sustaining the productive landscape of New Zealand.