Our People

We work hard to make big things happen.

Whether we’re out in the paddock or fine tuning details behind the scenes, our people are passionate about what they do. Some of us have had boots on the ground since day one, proudly part of Wairakei Estate’s story since it first began almost 20 years ago. 

 

A small yet dynamic team, we are united by our genuine drive to be leaders in sustainable land use. We have an honest connection with the land that we work upon, using every day as a new opportunity to deepen our knowledge of the landscape and its intricacies. Curiosity is what sets us apart — our commitment to engage, grow and be the best at what we do.

Regan Wright

General Manager

Regan is our team leader. He is the touchpoint between our people, our partners and our community. Regan is responsible for executing our strategy, steering sustainable growth and overseeing the ins and outs of our operations.

Robin Gerding

Conservation Manager

Robin champions all things conservation. From spearheading planting programmes and actively managing protected areas, to eradicating pests and earmarking future environmental projects, Robin is a linchpin in our sustainability strategy. Discover more about what Robin does.

Alex Tressler

Commercial Manager

Alex supports Wairakei’s partners to reach their full potential. As commercial manager, he shapes thriving, long-term relationships with our partners, ensuring each of our partnerships are built for success. Alex also manages the intricacies of efficient water allocation and its surrounding regulations.

John Isaacs

Estate and Asset Supervisor

John keeps things ticking on the ground at Wairakei. As the head of our asset maintenance team, John and his crew keep the Estate looking and functioning its very best. This includes ensuring entrance ways, roading networks and conservation areas are in top-notch condition.

Regan Wright

General Manager

Robin Gerding

Conservation Manager

Alex Tressler

Commercial Manager

John Isaacs

Estate and Asset Supervisor

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Angela Bull
Chief Executive
Regan Wright
General Manager
Evan Howard
Land Information Manager
John Isaacs
Estate and Asset Supervisor
Alex Tressler
Commercial Manager
Robin Gerding
Conservation Manager
Karin Botha
Office Manager

Careers

Experience a place like no other, shoulder-to-shoulder with inspiring people.

Want to work with us?

There are plenty of reasons to pursue a career at Wairakei Estate. The environment we work in is second to none. Our people are supported to excel — encouraging both established and emerging leaders to reach new heights doing what they love. If you’re on the hunt for your next challenge, get in touch.

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Did you know?

We employ a full-time conservation manager to help actively improve the health of the land.