rural contacts

You need more than a pair of Red Bands to become a rural expert. Our skilled rural team come from farming backgrounds, so they understand the unique nature of farming. Combining this understanding with banking know-how and our unique customer focus means you get the best banking solution for your business.

Head of Rural and Commercial Banking

Grant Dermody
Phone: (03) 211 1189  
Cell Phone: (027) 500 2783

Upper South Island

Ross Pyle
Senior Agribusiness Manager
Upper South Island
Phone: (03) 363 2319
Cell Phone: (021) 727 310

Otago/South Canterbury

Matt Hore
Agribusiness Manager 
Otago/South Canterbury
Phone: (03) 445 0643
Cell Phone: (027) 356 2323

Central Otago

Anne Ashby-Neilson
Senior Agribusiness Manager
Central Otago
Phone: (03) 445 0691
Cell Phone: (021) 727 904


Sharon Cook
Agribusiness Manager Central/Western/Northern Southland   
Phone: (03) 211 1234  Cell Phone: (021) 379 077

Tony Heaps
Agribusiness Manager  
Eastern Southland (including the Catlins) and Northern Southland   
Cell Phone: (027) 704 5314

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