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We've grown from humble roots

 

High Country Contracting is an established pest management company with industry experience well over a decade. With our offices located at Pleasant Point and Mosgiel, we have the capabilities to service the entire South Island on all sizes of control operations.

Drawn together through a passion and a love of the outdoors, our aim is to protect New Zealand’s primary industries and values from a range of introduced pests and diseases.
 

Our team is currently 42 members strong, and continues to grow. We have an experienced management structure and skilled field teams in place. Well qualified and dedicated subcontractors supplement our internal teams on larger field operations when needed.
 

In an industry often known for ‘slap- dash’ operators, we aim to provide a professional, innovative and fresh approach to pest control. Health and Safety practices and the protection of native flora and fauna are our priority in all operations we undertake.

 

Our Management Team

Khan Adam
Managing Director

Khan has 14 years’ experience in the pest control industry.  From working his way up as a field operator, Khan now owns HCC, and is acknowledged as a leader in the industry.  During this progression, he has learnt the workings of staff and team management, creating effective and efficient teams while maintaining a great culture. With Khan’s outdoors passion and background of hands on service, he is proud to be leading HCC in a variety of new endeavours, while pioneering a successful business.

 

 

Gerrit Roux
General Manager


Gerrit is a young professional with a degree in conservation and environmental management. He is a natural leader with excellent communication skills who is driven to ensure top quality results are achieved. Gerrit has five years’ experience in the industry and aspires to grow further within the pest management sector. Career highlights include: Operations Manager with HCC – 2016 to present; Biosecurity Officer with Environment Canterbury – 2013 to 2016 and research assistant Lincoln University Ecology Department – 2012.

 

Tim Gale
Regional Manager - Pleasant Point
 

Tim has been involved in a range of environmental and pest management operations and roles throughout his career. From a young age he has been passionate about animal pest control and the outdoors. He thrives on ensuring work is done to a high standard and everyone plays their part. Experience includes: Greater Wellington Regional Council as both Biosecurity Officer and Biosecurity Advisor (Policy) reviewing and developing the Regional Pest Management Plan 2019-2039 (2015 – 2018); Central Districts Pest Control (2015); professional hunter (2007 – 2010).

Blake Clinch
Operations Manager
 

Blake strives to complete his work to a high standard. He has experience controlling both plant and animal pests across a variety of landscapes across New Zealand. He has a passion for being out and about in New Zealand’s diverse country exploring the mountains and the sea. His experience includes; High Country Contracting (2016-Present); Professional Hunter (2013-2015); Shepherding (2011-2013)

 

 

Nadine Shearer
Office Manager - Pleasant Point

Nadine started 4 years ago, with HCC as the Office Manager, after successfully completing a NZ Diploma in Business. Being financially astute, having a strong farming background and conversant with accounting systems and principles, she will ensure that what has to be done is done effectively and efficiently within the constraints of budget and time. She gets a kick out of going above and beyond the call of duty.  With an open mind and the ability to see the big picture no matter how complicated or confusing things get, Nadine is a valued team member.  Nadine’s career history includes: Office Manager at HCC – 2015 to present; Load-out Surveyor for Lucas Marine Services Ltd. – 2011-2015 and AB Tech Assistant for Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) – 2013-2014. 

Morgan Fitzgerald

Information Technology and GIS Support

Morgan is a pest control and data specialist, with 9 years of experience leading biosecurity teams in the field and analysing field data from handheld devices.  He has developed efficient systems for managing and analysing large amounts of data. He enjoys being part of a team and working together with other staff to achieve goals and complete jobs.  Results driven, organized and reliable, Morgan completes his work in a timely manner.  Excellent all-round communication skills.  Morgan’s career history includes: Data Analyst with HCC – 2015 to present and Team Leader and Data Analyst with Excell – 2008 to 2016.

Shane Alderson

Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Coordinator

Shane started his career in finance and commerce, however, he has shifted to the pest control industry following completion of his diploma in Health and Safety. Shane has 4 years’ relevant experience and fills a crucial role of coordinating health and safety within the company. Shane enjoys problem solving and the challenges of having health and safety working hand-in-hand with business growth and development.