Michael Oakly

Operations Manager

Born in the Wairarapa and raised on dairy farms, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and three decades of experience to BEL Group.

Mike joined BEL Group in 2013, coming on board as the Farm Manager at Reigate.  By early 2015 he was seconded into an Operations Manager role, this role was made permanent a few months later. Heading into the 2015-2016 season Michael oversaw the running of the four Longrow Dairies farms – Reigate, Cloverlea, Kowhai Terrace and Parkhill with him picking up the responsibility for two of the Winter milk farms - Fairlea and Springfield in 2016.  Hard-working and setting high standards, Michael has a great ability to develop new team members and help them build the skills required to work their way up through the various roles on-farm.