Doug started his working career in the Dairy Industry and did five years in the national cadet scheme, before going out on his own as a fencing contractor.
He then spent considerable time in the bread industry as an owner / driver, then moved on to owning a timber processing business. Just prior to entering the Real Estate industry, he returned to farming as an assistant farm manager on a dairy support unit.
Nowadays, Doug works out of our Richmond office growing the PGG Wrightson Real Estate presence in the region. Over the last few years Doug has sold a considerable number of farms and lifestyle properties. Doug has been involved in the expansion of the hop industry locally, transacting dairy farms to corporate parties for hop production. Doug achieved the highest single sale for the company in the year to July 2020.
Doug and his partner Fiona live on a lifestyle property in Upper Moutere, Fiona also works in the agricultural industry as a rural manager with FMG. He enjoys hunting, fishing, tennis and getting to the Bach in the Abel Tasman. They have two children and spends most of their leisure time ferrying them to various sporting activities.