Scott Townshend

In 2014, Scott returned to his roots in the Hauraki Plains and established Eltorito providing a business management service for primary industry operators.

Scott has an extensive dairy industry background, having spent five years working at Fonterra’s Head Office within the milk supply commercial and strategy teams before taking up the role of Commercial Manager for a 14,000-cow dairy farming business located across the Central North Island. He has also had practical experience with large-scale corporate farming entities across NZ, Chile, USA and China.

He specialises in business planning, analytics and data modelling, and developing bespoke reporting systems.

Scott and his wife reside on a grazing block in the big smoke of Miranda. In his downtime he can be found cheering (or commiserating) the Black Caps and mapping out his life in spreadsheets.

You can see more of Scott's professional background here.

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Gareth Lash

Gareth recently joined Eltorito as a management consultant and partner, coming direct from Fonterra where he held the position of General Manager, Optimisation within the Global Ingredients Sales and Operations Planning Team.

With over 13 years’ experience, Gareth has vast economic and analytic expertise, having worked for many leading NZ and global organisations including Fonterra, Coca-Cola, Sainsbury’s, GSK and the Ministry of Social Development.

He specialises in financial & commercial modelling, optimisation and business planning for primary industry.

Having grown up on a sheep and arable farm in Mid-Canterbury, Gareth is a fanatical Crusaders supporter and an avid duck shooter. He and his young family now reside in the Hauraki Plains (and hopefully within time will become empathetic to the Chiefs cause!).

Learn more about Gareth’s professional background here.

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