Our People


Andy Lowe - Managing Director

Philip Hocquard - Chairman

Ian Silver - Director


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Andy Lowe - managing Director

  • Appointed to the Board in 2003 and became Managing Director in 2008.
  • Andy has more than 30 years experience in the Meat and By-Product industry, starting as a factory worker and progressing to Managing Director.
  • Andy has many years experience in property development.
  • In 2006 Andy Lowe and other land owners embarked on a huge, ambitious project to restore Cape Kidnappers peninsula back to its former wildlife glory.
  • Covering 2,500ha Cape Sanctuary has the most diverse range of native bird life on coastal mainland New Zealand.


Philip Hocquard - Chairman

  • Phil has been Lowe Corporation's Commercial Manager since 2008 and continues in that role.  He was appointed to the Board in 2012 and appointed as Chairman in November 2016.

  • Phil has over 30 years governance experience in a wide range of small and medium enterprises as well as a number of community organisations.

  • Phil holds a law degree from Victoria University, Wellington and was the commercial law partner of a respected Hastings legal firm for over 20 years.

  • He is a life member of the Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Mission Estate winery Board, Deputy Chairman of Unison Networks Limited and a Trustee of the Hawkes Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust as well as holding directorships in a number of other private companies.


ian silver - director

  • Appointed to the Board in 1997.
  • Ian has been a tax and financial adviser to Graeme Lowe, Lowe Corporation Limited and the Lowe family since 1986.
  • Ian was a partner with Ernst & Young, based in Wellington and retired from that position in 2000 after a period as Chairman of the New Zealand practice. Whilst with Ernst & Young , Ian specialised in the meat, dairy and mining industries. Ian also represented the NZ practice on Ernst & Young's international tax committee and was responsible for establishing and developing Ernst & Young's NZ's tax practice.
  • Following his retirement from Ernst & Young, Ian established Silver Financial Consulting Limited.
  • B COM Victoria University and Fellow Institute of Chartered Accountants New Zealand