ABOUT US

Edwards Heeney Consulting LTD (EHC) was founded in 2004 by Tom Heeney and Fee Edwards. Since then the company has grown significantly.

EHC has built an excellent reputation in the industry as a provider of quality Orchard Management and Orchard Contracting Services.

We are continually striving to achieve excellent results for all of our clients and our results to date are self-evident.

Each member of our team has been specifically identified and selected for the attributes they bring to the EHC team.

As orchard owners ourselves we know that the key to achieving great outcomes is by making sound orchard management decisions consistently throughout the growing season.

This coupled with providing a high caliber of suitably skilled and supervised staff will ensure the best possible kiwifruit is grown for our clients.

We have the capacity to provide any or all aspects of Orchard Management required to ensure a good result is achieved for the orchard owner.

Our team is committed to providing exceptional Orchard Management Services to Orchard Owners aiming to achieve the best possible outcomes for their orchards.

MEET THE TEAM

Tom Heeney – Director

Tom has a strong sheep/beef farming background originally from the Hawkes Bay and then later in the Waikato; and has tertiary qualifications from Massey University (Dip Hort, B Ag (Rural Valuation) and a Post Grad Diploma in…

Fee Edwards – Director

Fee is also originally from a sheep and beef farming background in the Hawke’s Bay. Fee then pursued a career off-farm, working in both the public and private sectors of the health and pharmaceutical…

Tim Woodward – General Manager

Born and raised in Christchurch, Tim gained degrees in Business Management (B.Com) and Plant Science (M.Sc Hon) plus a PhD from the University of Canterbury and the University of Waikato. He joined the kiwifruit…

Alex Shortcliffe – Senior Orchard Manager

Originally from Auckland but raised in Te Puke, Alex has spent many years working in kiwifruit orchards and packhouses. Following stints in Australia working in construction, and in Rotorua working at a sawmill…

Dan McKenney – Senior Orchard Manager

Raised as a Mount/Papamoa local, Dan has spent many years in and around the kiwifruit industry coming up through the ranks with roles both on-orchard and most recently as a Technical Advisor at Farmlands Trading Society.

Greg Anderson – Senior Orchard Manager

Greg was raised on a kiwifruit orchard in Te Puna and since 1998 has worked in and around the kiwifruit industry, with roles both on-orchard and within the post-harvest sector. Greg’s practical experience is supported…

Gurpeet Singh – Senior Orchard Manager

Gurpreet has been involved in horticulture industry since 2009 and has worked on various positions across the sector. He holds a business management qualification and…

Ishan Malhotra – Junior Orchard Manager

Ishan came over from India to New Zealand as an international student, Ishan started his career in kiwifruit industry in 2012 and has worked across various sectors and positions in the industry…

James Taylor – Senior Orchard Manager

Growing up in Waikato, James started his career dairy/goat farming before moving over to the Bay of Plenty to take on a role with EHC. James joined…

Jono Edwards – Senior Orchard Manager

Jono has been involved in the kiwifruit industry for over 10 years in a variety of roles across the sector including working at a leading post-harvest facility. He has a sound knowledge base and experience in a variety of areas. 

Rachel Walling – Office Administrator

Rachel joined EHC in late 2015 and is the Office Administrator. Rachel has a wealth of kiwifruit experience, having been involved in the industry for a number of years. Previously Rachel worked across…

Richard Thorn – Senior Orchard Manager

Richard has worked horticulture since 2002. He has extensive experience and knowledge in establishing, growing and managing multiple varieties of stone fruit, apples and kiwifruit, and has qualifications that support this.

Tony Hooper – Senior Orchard Manager

Tony has spent most of his career based in Te Puke working in different aspects of the kiwifruit industry. He enjoys working with clients to improve their orchard production and helping them achieve their goals.

Tony May – Senior Orchard Manager

Tony was born in Te Puke and has lived here his entire life. He consequently has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the area, its people and the kiwifruit industry. Tony has been involved in the local kiwifruit industry…