Our People

    The Annandale team is made up of a pretty happy bunch of New Zealanders. We’re proud of this incredible place and what we do here. In fact, most days it’s not like working at all!

    Mark & Jacqui Palmer, owners

    Born and raised on a New Zealand farm, it has always been Mark’s dream to own a property like this, so he can show visitors a slice of the real New Zealand. He and his wife Jacqui are committed to providing an outstanding experience for guests and developing a world-class farming operation.

    Callum & Dee Farnell, hospitality director and personal trainer

    Callum is equipped with a great depth of knowledge, contacts and experience in the luxury accommodation market and ensures everything is done for you to have an incredible stay. If you so desire, Dee can help you with your work-out schedule as a certified personal trainer.

    Andrew & Naomi Humm, farm manager and wife

    South Islander Andrew has spent his life on farms in this part of the world. He and Naomi are dedicated to ensuring the smooth running of the entire property and building Annandale’s reputation for fine lamb, beef and wool.

    David & Dale Hole, gardeners

    Working under the direction of Bark Ltd, who manage some of New Zealand’s finest gardens, including Government House in Wellington, this green-fingered couple are passionate about making the grounds at Annandale as beautiful as possible, all year round.