Our Team & Board of Directors.

Our Team

Terry Peabody
President - New Zealand

Terry’s career as CEO and Managing Director includes postings to the USA, Canada and New Zealand, giving him experience in many regulatory environments and in leading diverse workforces.

His roles as Chief Executive Officer at Craggy Range Vineyards for nine years, Managing Director of Transpacific Industries (now Cleanaway) for 15 years and Chief Operating Officer of Orion Bus Industries Limited (Canada) for three years, equips him with a strong skill set in sectors covering Industrial Processing, Export, Agribusiness, Transport and Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM).

Terry’s education in accounting (Queensland University of Technology), combined with his work history, provides him with a strong skill set in strategic growth planning, business development, cost control and forensic accounting. His experience in strategic marketing and sales team leadership will be an asset to the Multikraft team.

Caleb Dennis
General Manager - New Zealand

Caleb brings an expanse of both practical and theoretical knowledge from across the agricultural sector, and has specialist skills in Viticulture and Horticulture. Caleb is able to advise and work with our customers to help optimise their production capabilities.

Caleb came to Multikraft from the wine industry, having studied Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln University. He was Company Viticulturalist for AONZ Fine Wines for 5 years and prior to that acted for 7 years as a viticulturalist at Craggy Range. During this time he had a wide variety of responsibilities, including the overseeing of land acquisitions and developments, crop and contract grower management, consultancy work for other companies as well as overall responsibility for nutrient and crop protection programmes.

In addition to this in 2015 Caleb was the Hawkes Bay Young Viticulturist of the year, New Zealand Young Viticulturist of the year, and the Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the year. In 2017 he completed the Kellogg Rural Leadership Course and he currently holds the role of Chair of the NZ Young Viticulturalist Committee, as well as sitting on a number of other wine industry groups.

Our Board of Directors

Morgan O'Brien

A well respected General Medical Practitioner with a Bachelor of Medicine from University College Cork, Ireland as well as complimentary specialised qualifications focused on the health industry, Dr. Morgan Augustine O’Brien has owned and operated successful medical centres since 1978 in his home town of the Gold Coast, Australia.

In the 1990s, Chairman O’Brien saw the potential for growth in the microbial field and provided seed capital for probiotic enterprises focused on waste and wastewater remediation initially, ultimately encouraging the pursuit of other microbial applications including soil and gut health and the expansion beyond Australia.

In 2006 Dr Morgan was the co-founder of Micro-Biologic, which developed these microbial technologies in collaboration with Multikraft International for the extreme conditions in the Middle East and Asia. This relationship with Multikraft internationally was the genesis for Multikraft Probiotics Australia and its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr Morgan’s medical knowledge and expertise developed over more than 40 years, coupled with his extraordinary work ethic and generous nature are invaluable to the continuing success of Multikraft.

Conor O'Brien
Director & CEO

An agile and transformational leader, with diverse management skills and cross-cultural expertise, acquired whilst living and working in contrasting international environments (including Australia, The Middle East, Asia and Europe).

Conor has been involved with several successful start-up businesses, including environmental companies in Australia, Asia and the Middle East, as well as some innovative niche markets including the Australian communication’s sector, building up Expresscom Business Solutions from its inception in 2000 in South East Queensland, to have a presence across the East Coast of Australia as its Executive Director, and subsequently as the Sales Director and owner of House of Telecommunications (HOT), the exclusive Vodafone Business Partner for the region.

After returning to his true passion of the environment in 2006, Conor was the Founding Director and CEO of Micro-Biologic Pty Ltd, working with probiotic treatments for wastewater, odour control, animal husbandry and large scale waste reuse and composting internationally. Conor generated business through relationships developed whilst living in the Middle east with some of the largest companies in the region, including SABIC (The largest Public Company in Saudi), ARASCO foods and The Arriyadh Development Authority (Saudi Government) and also in Asia, with prestigious companies, including TATA in India.

Conor has studied Marine Biology at James Cook University, Health Science and Microbiology at Griffith University, and has an Executive MBA from Bond University.

Lukas Hader

As Chief Executive Officer of Multikraft International and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for Multikraft Probiotics Australia, Lukas has more than 20 years experience with probiotic microorganisms across more than 25 countries. He is recognised as a leader in this field internationally. His knowledge, experience and expertise are well beyond his years, having successfully grown this family business with it roots in stock feed, to now encompass environmental sustainability and health on a global scale.

His position as Chief Technical Officer of Multikraft Probiotics Australia, gives the business access to worlds-best-practice and the very latest in cutting edge technology and the subsequent advances that this provides across the full environmental spectrum.

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Hastings Hive
200 Market Street North
Hastings NZ 4122

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