Allan has an extensive rural background ranging from working on a number of Canterbury farms in his younger days through to 10 years with MAF in Ashburton. Allan has been involved in rural emergency response activities since the 1973 South Canterbury snow storm. He also carried out damage assessments for MAF following the 1986 South Canterbury floods.
Allan was instrumental in establishing the Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust in 1991. With Allan as coordinator from its inception, the Trust has responded effectively to a number of rural adverse events in the intervening years.
Tim has strong links to the rural community, both professionally as a partner in a law firm specialising in rural law, and recreationally as a keen hunter and fisherman. Tim's formative years involved 6 seasons on a high country station West of Wanaka, where, largely due to the rainfall in excess of 100 inches per annum, response to emergency situations was a way of life.
Tim's involvement with the Trust began in the big snow storm of 2006.
Judy grew up in rural areas and currently owns a cropping farm working it in partnership with her son. She has worked in the rural sector, first with National Insurance and then the trust department of PGG. Judy has a variety of life experiences and has volunteered her time to several support agencies over many years and is used to responding to emergency situations..