The Publishing Team

Kathy Davis - Editor

AgriBusiness, AgriVet, NZ Cropping Yearbook

Kathy is an award-winning journalist and communications consultant who has specialised in writing about and photographing NZ’s rural sector for 20 years. Her experience includes reporting for daily newspapers and national farm magazines in both the North and South Islands, as well as contract editing, media liaison and public relations work for several large agribusiness companies. When she’s not running up huge telephone bills, she makes a dedicated effort to support Marlborough’s wine industry.

Paul Titus - Editor

Rural Contractor and Large Scale Farmer

Originally from California, Paul arrived in New Zealand in 1974. His first job here was making hay on a Northland farm when that meant stacking bales by hand on the back of a flatbed truck. His varied work history includes planting pinus radiata trees and a season on a fishing boat. After a stint as a university lecturer, he is now a freelance journalist based in Christchurch. In addition to editing NZ Rural Contractor and Large Scale Farmer magazine he contributes to North & South, Air NZ Panorama magazine, and Touchstone, the national Methodist newspaper.

Scott Wilson - Editor

Australian AgContractor and Large Scale Farmer

After beginning his career as a sports reporter at the Nelson Mail, Scott now has more the three decades experience in print media and contract publishing, as well as corporate communications consulting and marketing roles.

Originally from Canterbury, Scott qualified as a carpenter before taking on a number of media roles - magazine editing in the heavy transport industry and building and construction sectors, as well as short stints in broadcasting and both in front of and behind the camera in TV and video roles.

Scott has recently taken up a marketing position in the agriculture sector and is looking forward to working with those in the industry on both sides of the Tasman at a time when the sector is leading economic recovery right around the globe.

Peter Holden - Editor

Novachem Agrichemical Manual & Novachem On-line.

Long before he became editor, Peter Holden was well versed in the Novachem Manual from his long industry career in agchem manufacturing, supply and governance with Dow Agrosciences (now Corteva Agriscience), and as a board member of Agcarm. Now he’s looking forward to hands-on involvement with what he describes as an invaluable industry resource, at a time when the primary sector as a whole is facing some important challenges.

Paula Forde - Advertising Manager

Rural Contractor & Large Scale Farmer, Agribusiness, Agrivet, NZ Cropping Yearbook, NZ Novachem Agrichemical Manual

Paula has had a lifetime association with agriculture. Before joining AgriMedia she attained a degree in Agricultural Science at Lincoln University. She was one of NZ’s first women stock agents, a finance officer with Wrightsons and general manager of the Simmental Cattle Breed Society. Paula has been involved with all aspects of production and advertising of the full stable of publications at AgriMedia since their beginning in 1992.

Jamie Gilbert – Advertising Sales

Australian AG Contractor & Large Scale Farmer

With offices based in Melbourne and Sydney, Pulse - Media Sales has more than 22 years' experience in the advertising industry. Jamie Gilbert has held numerous sales and management roles in agricultural publishing, both regionally and nationally and currently acts as advertising manager of Pulse.

Steve Luxford – Advertising Sales

Australian AG Contractor & Large Scale Farmer

Steve Luxford has a rich history in media sales and publishing, with previous employment with both News Ltd and Fairfax. Steve has managed sales teams in both print and digital publishing, most notably for (Fairfax). He has also run his own advertising agency prior to his media sales work for 15 years.

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