Dean Lund, NBS' Agribusiness Manager, was appointed Branch Manager when NBS opened the Takaka branch back in October 2011.
Having part equity in a 600-cow dairy farm means Dean has a hands-on insight into investment, and the operation of a working farm - insight he can share in a number of ways with all kinds of NBS clients.
"I've been working alongside agribusiness in excess of 20 years - sheep, beef and dairy farmers. During this time I developed a strong interest and passion for both the sector, and the people committed to it."
He's pretty proud of the work the team has done together in Golden Bay over the last nine years.
"Almost a decade here, and I know we've been able to truly help locals - the best for them is the best for Golden Bay."