Our People

Leadership team:

Andrew Ritchie - Chief Operations Officer

Phil Hocquard - Commercial Manager

Stuart Taylor - GM Operations

Derek Bowman - GM Engineering

Bill Ritchie - Procurement and Sales

Steve Harley - Hides, Skins and Pelts Sales


 

 

Andrew Ritchie - Chief Operations Officer

  • Andrew is the Chief Operating Officer of Lowe Corporation.
  • Manufacturing and business growth background
  • Experience in the food manufacturing industry in both the domestic and export markets

 

Phil Hocquard - Commercial Manager

  • Phil is the Commercial Manager of Lowe Corporation.
  • Phil holds a law degree from Victoria University.
  • Over the course of his 35 year legal career Phil has amassed a broad experience of business, corporate and commercial structures, financing options, business strategies, governance issues and risk management.
  • Phil is a life member of the Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce and is currently Chairman of the board of NZ's oldest winery, Mission Estate, and a director of Unison Networks Ltd, one of the largest electricity lines companies in NZ.


 

   
 

Bill Ritchie - Procurement and Sales

  • Bill joined Lowe Corporation in March 2010 as procurement manager and sales of finished rendered products.
  • Bill has 18 years experience developing and managing large scale agri-business production – including management structures, sales and purchasing supply relationships, property acquisition, business mergers, capital raising and governance.

 
 
 
 

Steve Harley - Hides, Skins and Pelts sales

  • Steve joined Lowe Corporation in October 2000 when the company purchased Colyer Mair from Richina Pacific.
  • Extensive experience in the raw material side of the Leather industry in sales and marketing roles with Waitaki International, Colyer Watson, Mair Pelts and Colyer Mair in Christchurch, Napier, Auckland and Hastings.