Bruce Drown Personal Résumé




Name:   DROWN – Bruce Leslie

Address:   “Ranui Del” Maraekakaho, R D 1, Hastings

Telephone/Fax:   (06) 8749 337

Date of Birth:   3 November 1937

Marital Status:   Married

Health Status:   Excellent

Driver’s Status:    Full drivers licence – unendorsed

Occupation:   Self employed – contractor


1997   Since 1982 I have been under contract to the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association of N.Z. (Inc).

Position Held:   New Zealand Secretary

Duties include:   Liaison with 172 Clubs and 13 Centres.
Responsible for all matters financial, including Investment and Sponsorship Policy.
Producer of Annual Trial Dates Fixtures and Judges List Booklet.
Producer of Annual Statement of Accounts for Audit.
Responsible for overseeing Stud Register and Newsletter publication and all matters prior to and following New Zealand Annual General Meeting.
Implementation and updating of Constitutional Policy.

1997 Cont:   Since 1994 – Contracted to CHB Stockbuyers.

Commission Livestock Agent and Auctioneer.

1994 – 1996:   Contracted to South Devon Cattle Society of New Zealand.

Position held:   New Zealand Secretary.

Duties included:   Responsible to Board of Management on all matters financial including investments.
Liaison with Breed Society members.
Supervision of registration and transfer of stock.
Production of quarterly Newsletter and Annual Accounts for Audit.
Responsible for all matters prior to and following New Zealand Annual General Meetings, Board of Management Meetings and Annual National Bull Week Show and Sale.

This contract not sought for continuation after 1996 as the Breed Society shifted its computer base and administration from Hastings to Feilding.


1990 – 1994:    Wrightson Ltd

Position held:   Company Representative

Duties included:   Client liaison on all matters Livestock – Wool – Produce and Auctioneering.

This appointment was made at the company’s request to resolve some difficulties they were experiencing in a particular area of their operations.

1988 – 1990:   Contracted to Paramount Exports.

Duties included:   Drawing up of contracts of supply for Squash.
Fruit and Asparagus export to Japan.
Raspberries to North America.
Stone Fruit to Australia.
Supervision of growing – management – harvesting and packhouse quality control.
Responsible for finalising payments and production of completed contract details for management.

1980 – 1987:   Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc).

Position Held:   Hawkes Bay Provincial District – Executive Secretary.

Duties Included:   Responsible to Provincial Executive and its derivatives.
Promotion of A – Political farming interests at local and national level.
Preparation and implementation of Submissions e.g. to Export companies, Unions, Government.
Office management and administration of Farm Cadet scheme – selection and placement (50 Cadets 1st – 5th years).
Membership (increase from 850 – 1200 in 2 years).
Production of Annual Accounts for Audit.

Abbreviated Resume for B L Drown

1954 – 1965   HBF Co op Association – Office training all facets of Stock and Station Agency.

5 years in Wairoa as Stock Agent and junior Auctioneer.

Transferred to Hastings 1962.

1965 – 1972   Auctioneer and Agent NMA Co of New Zealand Hastings and Waipukurau as Manager.

Qualified by examination in Real Estate.

1972 – 1974   Real Estate partnership in Hastings with K.R. Tremain. 1974 – 1981   HBF Auctioneer and 5 year partnership with Robin – my wife – in private business.

1981 – 1988    Executive Secretary to Federated Farmers Hawkes Bay.

Included administration of :
(A)   NZ Sheep Dog Trials Secretaryship.
(B)   Farm Cadet Scheme.
(C)   HB Vegetable Growers Assn.
(D)   HB Asparagus Growers Assn.
(E)   Farmer Representative on Hastings Chamber of Commerce.

1988 – 1990    Field Officer for local horticultural export company.

1990 – 1994    Wrightson.   at their request

1982 – 2007   NZ Sheep Dog Trial Association Secretary.   Now a Life Member

1994 – 1996   South Devon Cattle Society of New Zealand – National Secretary.

1994 –   Contracted to CHB Stockbuyers – Commission Livestock Agent and Auctioneer.

2003 – 2006   Livestock Procurement Manager Fresh Meats NZ Ltd

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