Canterbury Regional Manager Appointed


Dale Thomas has been appointed as the new Canterbury Regional Manager. 

Dale has worked for DeLaval NZ as Sales Manager for the South Island and lower North Island where he was responsible for the Delaval dealer network of milking equipment suppliers.  Prior to this Dale worked for Alliance as their Northern Regional Manager in the South Island.  He has also worked for LIC for 5 years, with 3 years as a Regional Manager in the South Island.  Dale also has an extensive business and banking background, with 20 years’ experience in banking, both in New Zealand and in the UK, in various roles, including a period with ANZ in Mid Canterbury as a Business Banking Manager.  Dale’s extensive business, finance and leadership experience will provide strong management and support for the Canterbury team.

Dale is married to Carmel, where they live in Ashburton with their family, Claudia 17, Henry 16 and Ally 13.  Dale and Carmel enjoy spending their free time supporting their kids and watching their sport.  Dale has been actively involved in coaching junior rugby in Mid-Canterbury for many years. He is also a keen golfer.

Dale is excited about this opportunity and is very much looking forward to beginning with Rural.

Dale can be contacted on 0273 216 394 or via email

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