Tendertips Packhouse
747 State Highway 1, Levin
New Zealand
Ph: (+64) 06 368 3957
contact@tendertips.co.nz

Our People

Cam Lewis - Managing Director

In 2013 Cam returned home to Tendertips from his rural banking career, and is the next generation of asparagus farming in his family. Cam and his wife Catherine own half of Tendertips and half of Lewis Farming, Tendertips’ major supplier. Cam has a background in the rural finance industry and is managing director of Tendertips and the family dairy farm business. Cam has a keen interest in governance and is currently the Chair of the Horowhenua New Zealand Trust which is responsible for economic development in the district. Cam enjoys spending time with his three children on the farm and cycling when conditions permit.

cam@tendertips.co.nz

Geoff Lewis - Director, Special Projects and Stakeholder Engagement

Geoff and his wife Liz are 50% joint shareholders of Tendertips (with their son and daughter in-law) and supply most of the asparagus through their growing business, Lewis Farming. As Geoff looks to transition to retirement his role at Tendertips includes undertaking special engineering or research projects and engaging with industry groups, universities and other stakeholders.

As one of the largest asparagus growers in New Zealand, Geoff has consistently taken on industry-wide responsibilities including his chairing of the New Zealand Asparagus Association. Geoff has also been independent Chair of the government seasonal workers programme and is a strong advocate for the horticultural industry as a major part of New Zealand’s economy. Geoff was awarded the 2016 Life Membership of Horticulture New Zealand, as a reflection of his hard work for the industry. As well as their asparagus interests, Geoff and Liz are keen travellers and enjoy spending time with their family and friends.

geoff@tendertips.co.nz

Catherine Lewis - Director

Catherine works in a number of areas for Tendertips including policy and compliance and other special projects. Catherine is Executive Director for the annual Horowhenua Taste Trail; an event created by Tendertips and other local producers to showcase the wonderful produce of the district. Catherine’s background is in public policy and project management, as she previously worked in Wellington for central government, before embracing horticulture and the family business. Catherine is based part time in the office at Tendertips and is Mum to three pre-schoolers. Catherine loves cooking, gardening, spending time with her family and friends, and keeping active.

catherine@tendertips.co.nz

Martyn Abraham - Production Manager

Marty is responsible for overseeing the harvesting and crop husbandry of all Lewis Farming asparagus beds. Martyn takes a leadership role in the pastoral care of all our harvest staff. In his spare time he enjoys to fish off the local coast and visit his children living around the world.

martyn@lewisfarming.co.nz