The Board of Directors



Craig Hickson

Craig is the Managing Director and owner of Progressive Meats Limited, a business he started with his wife in 1981 which now employs 350 staff.

In addition to Progressive Meats Limited, Craig is a shareholder and director of:

  • Hawkes Bay Meat Company Limited (which owns Ovation New Zealand Limited);
  • Te Kuiti Meats Limited;
  • Lean Meats Limited;
  • Progressive Leathers Limited; and
  • Venison Packers Feilding Limited.













Ian Marshall

Ian Marshall is a highly respected retired Auditor, who chairs our Audit and Risk Committee.  Ian brings a great deal of strategic ability and financial acumen to the Board table and to the Company.  Ian understands the Corporate Governance model of separating strategy from execution and has extensive experience dealing with different stakeholders’ needs with independence and the utmost integrity.

Ian is currently a Massey University Counsellor and chairs the Audit and Risk Committees of Massey University and Marlborough District Council, as well as being a member of the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.





Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is Director of the New Zealand Story, a business growth initiative aimed at broadening the perception of New Zealand beyond its natural beauty. With a career spanning dairy, banking, telecoms, manufacturing, software, and tourism, Rebecca has a breadth of sales and marketing experience that will be invaluable to Wools of New Zealand.










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