Our Team

Whether you are looking for a new fruit variety for your orchard or a partner to commercialize a new variety, the team at McGrath Nurseries Ltd can be your link to the latest information and technology in the fruit industry. 

McGrath Nurseries Ltd has been in the nursery business since 1980 and is a major grower of quality fruit trees in New Zealand.  The direction of the nursery has been future focused and keeping abreast of new varieties and technological advancement throughout the world to fill the needs of the client and the industry.

Our advantage:

  • Experienced and highly skilled nurserymen producing quality trees for your orchard.
  • Successful management and commercialization of new or exclusive varieties.
  • Researchers and specialists in technological development.
  • Worldwide connections with progressive researchers, growers, packers and marketers.  


We strive to offer:

  • Integrity,
  • Reliability,
  • Innovation,
  • and the best service.

Contact us today...

Employees-AndyMcGrath

Andy McGrath

B.Sc, Owner and Managing Director

Andy founded McGrath Nurseries, Ltd. In 1980. He has an extensive background in orchard development and new varieties. 

Contact Andy for consultation in varieties, orchard layout and intellectual property management.

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M: 021 479 156 | P: 07 827 8281

Employees-BradCooper

Brad Cooper

BMS, ACA, Administration and Special Projects Manager

Brad joined the McGrath Nurseries Ltd team in October 2013 with a background in accounting.
Brad works on special projects, business management for nursery operations and intellectual property.

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M: 021 827 831 P: 07 827 8281

Employees-SharonMcdonald

Sharon Macdonald

Office Administrator

Sharon joined the team at McGrath Nurseries Ltd in May 2014.

Contact Sharon for placing and updating your tree orders, human resources enquiries, office administration, appointments and general enquiries.

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P: 07 827 8281

Employees-TracyMaidment

Tracy Maidment

FCCA, Account Administrator

Tracy joined the McGrath Nurseries Ltd team  in 2011.

Contact Tracy for accounts receivable and payable queries and administration enquiries.

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P: 07 827 8281

Employees-TonyGraham

Tony Graham

Production Manager

Tony has been with McGrath Nurseries Ltd. since 1983 and manages the field staff and nursery production.

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M: 021 403991 | P: 07 827 8281

Employees-BillShaw

Bill Shaw

Bill has been with McGrath Nurseries Ltd. since 1992 and is responsible for mechanical fabrication and equipment maintenance.

Employees-CraigStephenson

Craig Stevenson

Team Supervisor

Craig has been with McGrath Nurseries Ltd. since 2007 as supervisor of the nursery production team.

Employees-CarlOfficer

Carl Officer

Team Supervisor

Carl joined McGrath Nurseries Ltd. in 2012 as supervisor of the nursery production team.

Employees-TomReedyTom Reedy

Tom joined the McGrath Nurseries Ltd production team in June 2013 and operates our specialised spraying and cultivation equipment.

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