PGG Wrightson

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PGG Wrightson
Public company
Traded as NZX: PGW
Industry Pastoral
Founded November 2005 (2005-November)
Headquarters Christchurch, New Zealand
Key people
Mark Dewdney (CEO)
Products Stock and station agent
Number of employees
2,100
Website pggwrightson.co.nz

PGG Wrightson is an agricultural supply business based in New Zealand. It was created in 2005 through the merger of Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd and Wrightson Limited and has its roots in a number of stock and station agencies dating back to 1861. It is one of the major suppliers to the agricultural sector in New Zealand providing products such as seeds, grains, livestock, irrigation, farm equipment, insurance and financing. Although publicly listed in New Zealand on the NZX, PGG Wrightson has been majority owned by Chinese-based Agria Corporation (GRO, NYSE) since 2011.

History[edit]

The result of mergers within the stock and station agency industry in New Zealand, PGG Wrightson can trace its obvious ancestry back to 1861, with the establishment of Wright Stephenson & Co.

Notable stock and station agencies that have merged to form PGG Wrightson include

PGG Wrightson 2005

In 2011 PGG Wrightson sold its finance division to Heartland Building Society to create a single larger rural financing organisation.[4]

PGG Wrightson Country Cup[edit]

The PGG Wrightson Country Cup is the Premier Competition over the region known as the Canterbury Country. The region includes clubs from the Ellesmere and North Canterbury Sub-Unions and the Mid Canterbury Rugby Football Union.

Notable people[edit]

  • Craig Norgate: Chairman of PGG Wrightson (and predecessor businesses) (2004-2009)
  • Tim Miles: CEO of PGG Wrightson (2008-2010)[5] and former Vodafone UK CEO
  • George Gould: CEO of PGG Wrightson (2010-2013) [6]
  • Sir John Anderson: Chairman of PGG Wrightson (2010-2013)[7]

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