Lex has worked for the NZ Hothouse group for the past 25 years. NZ Hothouse is a success story in the NZ greenhouse horticulture industry, and has been built up from a small family business into a company that employs over 350 employees.
Born in Huntly, Lex grew up in South Auckland. He finished his college education at Otahuhu college, then studied accountancy at Manukau Tech. The skills learnt studying accountancy held him in good stead for the future.
In 1975 Lex began his working life as an assistant accountant in an engineering company. A few years later Lex married Robyn, at the young age of 21. Robyn and Lex decided to have an overseas experience, travelling to UK in 1978 and returning to NZ in 1980.
On their return to New Zealand Lex continued his accountancy work for Avon Cosmetics, initially involved with inventory control before moving into a warehouse manager position. After several years Lex wanted a change and began a new role at Chep. This was where Lex got his first taste, at the ground level, of horticulture.
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