Succession Facilitation 

Watch the Douglas family succession story


Helping you find a collective vision for the future of your farm


The idea of initiating succession discussions can be overwhelming. Family farm succession is multifaceted, and involves a complex mix of family and business relationships. At the heart of these obstacles lies the need for honest conversations around a common vision.



How we can help you get started


The best time to begin succession planning is right now; farming families that begin the planning journey early, benefit from tackling succession over time. Having honest conversations regarding business goals, family priorities and business profitability sooner rather than later helps to manage family expectations.

"We've achieved a lot in the last four years, to be able to be collectively working together and to be working with my sons as peers in business is an amazing place to be".

- Murray Douglas

We offer two business succession services:

  1. Foundations of Farm Succession Workshops
  2. Independent Facilitation for Family Succession Meetings


Our business succession services will assist you in developing a strategy to keep the next generation involved in the family farm. Seeking succession facilitation to assist with implementing strategies to align business and family visions and expectations can help reduce the risk of any conflict for business and family relationships about succession.


Succession Team & Workshops


We host regular succession workshops throughout New Zealand as well as individual tailored family meetings to assist with decision making around succession at all stages of the farm succession process.


Upcoming Foundations of Farm Succession Workshops

Manawatu – September
Rotorua – October
Hamilton – October
Napier – November


Our Succession Planning Managers, Tony and Chris, have extensive experience working with farming families to plan their future and facilitate succession meetings across New Zealand, with Tony focusing on the South Island and Taranki Manawautu Region, and Chris focusing on the North Island region.


Please contact Tony or Chris for a complimentary consultation to assist you and your family with your succession needs.


South Island and Taranki Manawautu Region


Tony Hammington
Succession Planning Manager
P: 02 7249 6366

Tony has enjoyed a 10 year career with us, 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.

North Island


Chris Haworth
Succession Planning Manager
P: 02 7480 1538

Chris has his own farming business as well as a successful career in the rural banking sector. Chris' strong interest and background in agri-lending, succession and governance, plus a lengthy career in farming, helps him help farmers and their families through their succession journey.


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.


Upcoming Foundations of Farm Succession Workshops

  • Manawatu – September
  • Rotorua – October
  • Hamilton – October
  • Napier – November