About Spectrum Group
No. of Cows - 7,600
3,100,000 kgs - Milk Solids
Staff - 50+
Hectares Farmed - 2,400ha
Spectrum Group is a progressive farming business that has farming interests in Canterbury and the Waikato. The group prides itself on the unique business model that provides autonomy and responsibility to maximize business performance. This culture and outstanding business support are the key factors that allow Spectrum Group to achieve strong results and provide opportunity for future growth.
At the heart of Spectrum Group's success are the people that are involved in the day to day running of the business. From our people on farm to our office staff in Te Awamutu, everyone has an important role to play. This is recognised in our 'Building Blocks' programme which focuses on investing in our people, providing training and development opportunities, career progression and ownership oppportunities.
Spectrum Group's current farming profile consists of 5 Canterbury Dairy Farms, 3 Waikato based dairy operations all milking a total of 7,600 cows and producing 3.1 million kgs milk solids/year. The group also operates a large scale heifer grazing block in Canterbury on a fully irrigated 300ha lease block located in the West Melton area.
The groups farming interests are supported by a head office located in the heart of the Waikato in Te Awamutu.
Spectrum Group is a family owned business for the O’Connor, Farrelly and Sterritt families. Restructured in 2013, the owners of Spectrum wanted to create a business that supported young farmers to the industry, operated “best in class” farming properties and allowed their families to be part of the farming industry for generations to come.
Spectrum Group’s day to day operations are overseen by Mike O’Connor with support of a Board of 4 Directors, including 2 independent Directors.
Bruce Nixon - Independent Director
Bruce Nixon Joined the Spectrum Board in June 2015 as an independent director. Bruce is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Power Farming based in Morrinsville.
Spectrum Group Services
Spectrum Group Services provides professional business, administration, accounting and compliance support to farming businesses across Spectrum Group. The team in Te Awamutu consists of Business Manager - Shona Quinlan, Accountant - Meredith Kerr and Finance and Administration Support - Cheryl Neal who work alongside Managing Director Mike O'Connor.
- Day to day financial administration
- Financial monitoring and management
- Operational management support
- Human Resources
- Payroll processing
- Health & Safety requirements
- Environmental compliance
- NAIT management
- Business planning and growth
- Conversion planning and implementation