Lisa Portas is the Expansion Co-ordinator at Palliser Ridge Limited, South Wairarapa, New Zealand. Lisa and her husband, Kurt have been at Palliser Ridge, a 1300ha Sheep and Beef Station, since 2009 and became Equity Partners with owners Jim and Marilyn Law in 2013.

Prior to this role Lisa holds now, she worked in Wellington and Masterton as a Manager in the Retail Sector. As their boys came along, (Beauden who is 4, and Axel who is 1 and a half), Lisa was looking for ways to combine her previous life as a Business Manager with her new life as a Stay at Home Mum.

2015 saw the beginning of her involvement officially in the Farm. With Kurt running the business on the ground, it was Lisa's role to ensure the new Palliser Ridge Lamb venture was a success, which began with developing a strong brand. "We also wanted the complete Farm Business to have a sound online presence, particularly on Social Media, so our Farm Story can be shared with the world."

More recently Lisa's position allows her to carry out research into new opportunities that their Farm could explore in the future, watch this space!

"The more time I spend in our business, the prouder I am of Palliser Ridge, our staff and our industry, and I’m excited to see what we can achieve next."

A strong brand can create real value in the primary industries and we think you have done just that. Awesome work Lisa!