Shaun was previously Operations Manager of Canterbury Grasslands, a 2,700ha dairy operation. He was responsible for all activities and functions relating to the operation, monitoring and reporting of the business both physical and financial.
Shaun graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Production and Management, and worked on a number of dairy farms, while at University. He began his career in 1990 as Herd Manager on a 1400 cow farm in Fielding, and soon progressed to manage Massey University’s No.4 Dairy Farm from 1993-1996.
In 1996, Shaun and his wife Joanna moved to Waikato, where he was appointed Operations Manager, and then on to a 50/50 share-milking agreement. Initially managing 670 cows, the acquisition of a 180ha dry stock property enabled the operation to expand to 1000 cows.
In 2003 Shaun left share-milking to become Managing Director of ATR Solutions. In 2007, ATRSolutions merged to become ATRFegan, a recruitment and HR company and Shaun took on the role of General Manager, overseeing 11 people in offices in three locations.