Our Company PW&A Directors
In addition to guiding the company’s growth into the future, two of five directors are also actively involved in the company’s day-to-day business.
Originally from Koiterangi on the West Coast Peter started in his first role as a mail boy for a livestock company before being appointed as a junior agent in Cheviot. Peter then had a number of shifts before moving into management roles in the livestock industry. In 2002, he established Peter Walsh & Associates Ltd and Hamish Lane quickly joined him, as an equal partner. Following Hamish’s departure from the company Peter is now the sole owner.
After finishing School Bill went to Canterbury University studying law and economics. As the Son of Peter and Karen, Bill was brought up around PWA and spending a number of his holiday breaks lending a hand at the office. After graduating university, Bill spent a couple of years overseas playing cricket - mainly in Australia and the UK. In 2014, he returned to New Zealand and commenced his legal career in Auckland at Hesketh Henry as a solicitor and commercial team. Outside of law, Bill's mad-keen on sports and still an eager cricketer.
Hamish originated from Mayfield. Like Peter his first role after leaving school was mail boy for a livestock company, before moving into a trainee role in the late 1980s covering Albury and later Fairlie & the Mackenzie Districts. In 2002, he joined Peter Walsh and became an equal partner in PW&A until his resignation in 2016. Hamish still lives in Fairlie today, and is now running sheep & beef on the family’s farm.
Jims early years were spent in the Wakari /Hawarden area. His first five years out of school were spent in the hills, mustering on high country stations throughout the South Island where he worked his way up to a farm manager’s position. Jim then moved into the livestock industry and joined PW&A Ltd as a livestock broker in 2005. Jim was one of our company`s most experienced auctioneers untill his resignation in 2016 when Jim was offered an opportunity to have an ownership stake & manage The Lakes Station in North Canterbury.
Craig grew up in Blenheim and on leaving school worked on Romney Stud farms eventually ending up in the role of Stud Master until he joined the livestock industry in the early 1990`s. In 2002 Craig joined PW&A Ltd as a livestock broker and, the company has called on his specialist stud knowledge and experience when required. Craig was invited to become a director of PW&A Ltd in 2013