Management Team

General Manager – Hamish McMurdo           

Hamish joined Southland disAbility Enterprises Ltd. after many years working outside of the region. Hamish, a born and bred Southlander, is thrilled to be Hamishenjoying the delights of living and working in Southland.

Hamish’s background includes being a butcher by trade followed by time in the food processing industry. He then went on to teaching during which he was introduced to disability in education where he honed his skills working with, and advocating for people with disabilities.

Hamish has been a referee for over 20 years and now coaches rugby referees both on the local and representative scene. He has also had a long association with cricket coaching and coached the North Otago Team to Hawke Cup victory in 2016.

Hamish sets high expectations for both himself and the staff. With this in mind he hopes to capitalise on the robust foundations that have been laid in the past at Southland disAbility Enterprises Ltd.

Hamish’s aspirations include growing the business recycling components of e-waste, business collections and developing market streams for bale wrap whilst enhancing the working conditions for all the staff through providing new revenue streams for product that is readily available.

Tara Smith – Executive Assistant


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Kirk Rae – Operations Manager

Southland born and bred, Kirk has a broad and varied work experience.

Kirk is responsible for the operational management of SdE and its Tiwai departments, scheduling and planning, and as well as the host of logistical matters that we encounter here at SdE.

Shelley Clark – People & Capability Officer


Southland born and bred, Shelley has a long association with SdE broad and varied work experience.

Shelley is responsible for the day to day people and capability management as well as any recruitment requirements.




Office Administration


Donna Holz – Finance and Administration Officer         donna-2

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Supervisor/Department Contacts

Scott Purdue – Production Supervisor


Todd Molloy – Production / Health & Safety Supervisor

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Kristy Davidson – Combined Trading

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Richard (Lisiate) Holi – Tiwai


Georgia Fleury – Skills for Living Tutor