John Hepburn

John Hepburn

CEO

A Massey Veterinary Science Graduate, John founded ABS 20 years ago. Developing new technologies and refining existing ones to contribute to genetic gains for clients and the NZ livestock industry has driven John and the company to their present day.

PHONE: 027 280 1805
 
Jacqui Forsyth

Jacqui Forsyth

General Manager

Trained in Veterinary Science at Massey University. Jacqui spent 10 years at AgResearch focusing on TVR-IVP & ET before joining ABS 9 years ago. Jacqui leads the reproductive team and specialises in TVR.

PHONE: 027 472 7231
 
Andrew Russo

Andrew Russo

Centre Vet

ABS latest vet recruit, Andrew joined the team at the start of 2014. With 10 years experience in mixed animal practice and 20 years of breeding stud Herefords, his new role reflects the growth of ABS.

PHONE: 022 376 4027
 
Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch

Small Ruminant Manager

Pete has been involved in the Small Ruminant reproduction industry for 39 years, the last 14 of those with ABS. He is passionate about getting good results for clients and enjoys the challenge each programme brings.

PHONE: 027 355 8444
 
Lorenzo Frers

Lorenzo Frers

IVP Laboratory Manager

Lorenzo made the move to NZ from Argentina and has been part of the ABS team for 12 years. His 33 year career as an embryologist has seen him handle over 100,000 embryos! With a passion for learning Lorenzo has been in charge of the IVP lab since 2007.

PHONE: 027 567 3690
 
Javier Balladares

Javier Balladares

Reproductive Technician

Javier is a qualified vet with a dairy background and more than 20 years experience in animal reproduction. Javier joined the ABS team in 2010, having previously worked in Argentina, USA and Australia. A highlight of Javier's career has been working on the original sheep cloning program in South America.

 
Leonie Dewhurst

Leonie Dewhurst

Office Administrator

With a background in Business Administration along with Dairy Farming Leonie has joined the ABS team as Office Administrator at our Bellevue Centre. Leonie takes pride in her work and enjoys the challenges each day brings.

 
Lisa Bailey

Lisa Bailey

Administrator

After 11 years working in an environmental Laboratory in Sample reception and Dispatch Lisa has recently joined our team as Administrator at the Semen Centre.

 
Darren Williams

Darren Williams

Semen Centre Manager

After 15 years working for CRV and 4 years at LIC Darren has taken on the roll as Semen Centre Manager. He is passionate about getting the best results for both the animal and customer.

 
Dave McEwen

Dave McEwen

Finance Manager

Dave joined the Company in February 2017 having previously worked alongside ABS since 2010. Dave has gathered a wealth of experience in the agribusiness sector in particular over the last 15 years.