Succession Planning Facilitation 
Succession Planning Facilitation 
 

The Journey of Succession

Farm succession is a challenging and rewarding journey. It is about more than just 'handing over' the farm. It is about your family:

  • Aligning goals and expectations;
  • Working together well;
  • Balancing different needs;
  • Making decisions for the future of the business;
  • Planning career and work opportunities in the business;
  • Agreeing on how the farm asset will be used and transferred over time.


Families that keep these issues in focus can create a collective vision. Every family farm is different so one solution does not fit all. The key is to start early. Families which start their succession planning early, benefit from increased financial security for each generation, increased personal motivation and family cooperation.

Rabobank understands Farm Succession

Having worked with family businesses for many years, Rabobank has developed a process to assist rural families in negotiating complex issues associated with business succession. Rabobank facilitates two business succession services:

Foundations of Farm Succession Workshops
Succession Facilitation Meetings
Small group educational workshops dedicated to on farm family members where families work proactively to explore business agreements with regard to working together. Individual tailored family meetings for the purpose of family business communication and decision making around succession at all stages of the farm succession process.
   




The Douglas family from Northland discuss how Rabobank's Succession Planning Manager, Tony Hammington helped them to develop a succession plan for their farming business.

 

Succession Planning Specialists 
 

Rabobank has two specialists dedicated to helping your family with the succession journey:


Tony Hammington

Tony Hammington is one of Rabobank's Succession Planning Facilitators and has extensive experience working with farming families and is motivated by Rabobank's commitment to rural communities.

Tony has enjoyed a 10 year career with Rabobank, having previously held the position of Regional Manager, Southern South Island. He also has extensive prior experience in rural lending, financial risk and superannuation and senior management roles in rural banking and finance. He has a Diploma in Business Studies, Diploma in Banking and a Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Contact
Phone: 027 249 6366
Email: Succession Planning@rabobank.com


 

Chris Haworth

Based in the Rotorua Branch, Chris Haworth assists rural families to plan their future by facilitating succession meetings and workshops across the North Island of New Zealand.

Chris has his own farming business as well as a successful career in the rural banking sector. Chris' role involves meeting with rural families to discuss options and solutions and help to plan the transition of their business inter-generationally. Farm succession is one of the challenges facing farming and with Chris' strong interest and background in agri-lending, succession and governance, plus a lengthy career in farming, he is able to assist families travel their succession journey.

Contact
Phone: 027 480 1538
Email: Succession Planning@rabobank.com

   



Client story 
 


The Douglas family from Northland discuss how Rabobank's Succession Planning Manager, Tony Hammington helped them to develop a succession plan for their farming business.

 

   


 
 
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