Ehara taku toai toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of an individual, but the work of many.

Our Team

Our team understand farming. We love agriculture and are genuinely committed to working with our clients to understand where they want to take their farming business and support them to get there.

Charlotte Glass - Agrimagic

Charlotte Glass

B Agr Sc (Hons), M Sc Animal Nutrition, FNZIPIM, CNMA

Charlotte Glass is the director and founder of Agri Magic Ltd and is committed to supporting farmers through new regulatory processes while remaining focused on how to meet their personal farming goals.

Charlotte loves farming and all aspects of farm systems and has a varied background in farming having grown up and worked with family in a mixed farming operation including dairy, sheep, bull beef, pigs, poultry and arable enterprises.

Charlotte is a certified nutrient management advisor and is skilled in the use of Overseer with a practical eye for detail. She has studied at both Lincoln University (B Agr Sc (Hons)) and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland (M Sc Animal Nutrition).

Charlotte has experience in a wide variety of roles as she has worked on farm, as a formulator of compound feeds for one of Europe’s largest multi species feed mills, DairyNZ project manager, dairy farm consultant and more recently as a farm environmental consultant. Charlotte’s expertise and practical outlook provide you with the best support for your farming business.

Anna Higginson - Agrimagic

Anna Higginson

Farm Environment Consultant
B Agr Sc (Hons), MNZIPIM, CNMA

Anna has been a driven member of the Agri Magic team since 2016 and has recently taken on a small shareholding in Agri Magic the business. Anna has an eye for detail and the desire to always go the extra mile for the customer our clients.

She grew up on a North Canterbury sheep, beef and deer property (where she currently lives with husband, Scott) and is deeply passionate about the agriculture industry.

Anna attended Massey University and graduated with B.Ag Sci First Class Honours. Anna is a certified nutrient management advisor and prior to joining Agri Magic spent three years in the fertiliser industry where she had several roles and developed her skills as an environmental consultant.

Anna has experience with the dairy industry along with sheep and beef and cross sector work and is always prepared for a challenge.

Chris Beatson - Agrimagic

Chris Beatson

Farm Environment Consultant
B Ag Sci (Hons), MNZIPIM, CNMA

Growing up in the mighty Waikato, Chris developed a love for sport and agriculture. His passion for agriculture saw him attend Lincoln University where he completed a B.Ag Sci (Hons) degree and found particular interest in farm systems and maximising efficiencies within a farm system. In his spare time, you will find him on the cricket field or rearing calves. Chris is enjoying working with our clients to help them optimise their systems and meet environmental targets, while continuing to broaden his knowledge within the primary industries.

He graduated from Lincoln University with a B.Ag Sci Honours and is a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

Piripi Perry-Smith

Farm Environment Consultant
Bsc Biotech & Env Mgmt & Ecology, GradDip Sc (Animal), MNZIPIM

Piripi (ngā iwi o Ngāti Kurī, Te Aupōuri, Te R­ārawa, Ngāti Kahu me Ngāi Takoto) grew up between Mackay North Queensland, Australia and New Zealand and has worked in Hospitality and Real Estate before completing a conjoined Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management & Ecology and Biotechnology in 2013. In 2014 Piripi moved to Palmerston North to complete a Grad Dip in Animal Science focusing on Health and Nutrition in Dairy.

Prior to joining the Agri Magic team Piripi was most recently the manager of a Dairy Support farming operation in North Canterbury, prior to that he worked on a Dairy farm peak milking 980 cows on a fully irrigated farm also in North Canterbury.

Outside of work, Piripi and his whanau enjoy spending time working on their “Life Sentence” property in Swannanoa, running around after their teenage daughters’ sports and social lives and travelling around New Zealand and Australia seeing their extended whanau.

Angela Harvey

Farm Environment Consultant

Angela is a born and bred Southlander who grew up on a sheep, beef and deer farm in Gore, where she developed her love of farming.

She attended Massey University and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture.

On graduation she dairy farmed in the Manawatu for 2 years before returning to Canterbury where she managed an 800 cow dairy farm in Ashburton for 5 years.

Angela is a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor and skilled in the use of Overseer, having spent 1 year with Ballance Agri Nutrients’ environmental services team, and then more recently 3.5 years working at DairyNZ.

Angela brings to Agri Magic a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm and is looking forward to working alongside the farmers in the region to achieve the best possible outcomes for their farming business, and to support them on their journey.

Sarah Waddell

Farm Systems Consultant – Environmental Specialist

Sarah grew up on a mix cropping farm in Mid Canterbury, and from a young age developed a passion for agriculture and equestrian.

In 2016 she graduated from Lincoln University with a B.Agr.Sc with a particular interest in arable and agronomy. After university she spent 3 years living in Germany, working as a dressage rider.

She enjoys learning about different farm systems and being able to help clients with the challenges they are presented with.

Louise Schwass

Farm Systems Consultant – Environmental Specialist

Louise grew up on a sheep and beef farm in North Canterbury where she developed a love for agriculture and an awareness of the environmental responsibilities of farmers as custodians of the land. After graduating from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Environmental Science in 2019, she spent two years working as a woolhandler in Australia and New Zealand before joining Agri Magic in mid-2022. Louise enjoys learning and adapting to new challenges within the farming industry and in her spare time you will find her engaging in a range of outdoor pursuits such as tramping, snowboarding and horse riding.

Matt Vollebregt

Farm Systems Consultant – Environmental Specialist

Matt joined Agri Magic in December 2022 after completing a Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Honours) at Lincoln University. He is enjoying learning about a large range of different farm systems and working with farmers to solve challenging situations. Growing up on a dairy farm in the Wairarapa, Matt has always been passionate about farming, sport, and the outdoors and spends time out of work playing rugby or out diving and hunting.

Callum McKay

Farm Systems Consultant – Environmental Specialist

Callum has ventured south from Northland where he grew up on a dairy farm and developed a love for agriculture and the outdoors from a young age. He finished studying at Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) in 2022 and joined the Agri Magic team in January 2023.

Callum enjoys learning about different farm systems and being able to help farmers adapt to whatever the rapidly changing agricultural industry has to throw at them. Callum is a passionate rugby player for the Darfield rugby club, and in his spare time enjoys hunting, skiing, surfing, and getting out on the farm.

Denise King

Farm Environment Consultant (part time)
B. Agr Sci (Hons), CNMA

Denise works in with our nutrients team part time and has fabulous experience in all aspects of agriculture but specifically in arable farm systems. Originally from a sheep farm in North Otago, she is now based near Methven from her home where she is also wife to Grant and mother of four busy children. Prior to having a family, Denise worked in the fertiliser Industry for Ravensdown for ten years covering many regions of the South Island.  Her overseas travels included working on farms in Canada, USA, England, Wales and Scotland.  Denise is enjoying working with farmers again and the challenge to keep abreast of the changes.

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Anna Hill

Farm Environment Consultant (part time)

Shannon Corbett

Office Manager

With plenty of experience and a rural background Shannon plays a key role at Agri Magic. Having previously worked at both DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries, she now brings her fantastic organisational skills to the Agri Magic team.

Why choose Agri Magic?

We have practical knowledge of a wide range of farm operations and technical understanding of soil, plant, animal & people systems, making us well equipped to support your farming future.