Prior to joining Velthuis Farms in August 2013, Steven was General Manager of PGG Wrightson Seeds Australia from 2010. Steven began at PGG Wrightson in 2008 as Group Manager of Business Development, serving also on the NZTE Beachheads Advisory Board. From 2003 to 2008, he worked at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, in New York and Auckland advising companies throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Prior to that he was General Manager of New Zealand’s first internet retailing company, FlyingPig. His proudest accomplishment is the founding of the First Foundation in 1998, a program that helps talented but financially disadvantaged secondary school students successfully complete university through workplace scholarships. He is the author of “NZ Unleashed”, published by Random House in 2007. He holds an LLB and BA from Auckland University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.