Our Water Management Team

At Think Water Marlborough, our water management team are backed by extensive industry training and deliver informed product advice and design solutions. We maintain membership with Irrigation New Zealand and keep up to date with industry news and events on a regular basis.

Our team are qualified to provide professional advice and services to all clients big or small. We are backed by comprehensive safety, quality assurance and environmental systems and will deliver your job safely, on time and within budget.

Greg Somerville

Director and Owner

Greg grew up on a farm in Wairoa, Hawkes Bay and attended Smedley Station, a cadet training farm before heading to Lincoln University to pursue a rural career. He has played professional rugby for both the Crusaders and the All Blacks and spent considerable time working with the rural community at an agricultural supply business. Greg has a Degree in Agriculture (Farm Management) and has extensive hands-on experience in system design, installation and servicing of irrigation, pumping, filtration and water treatment systems.

Ray Smith

Retail Sales and Service

Ray has more than 15 years of experience in the water industry and has worked at Think Water Marlborough for over four years. He has a background in plumbing and trade supply and specialises in water treatment, pools and recreational water, domestic pumping and rainwater harvesting, residential septic systems, landscape irrigation and Karcher products. Ray is the go-to guy for spare part enquiries and prides himself on excellent customer service.

Daniel van Waas

System Design

Dan has been an irrigation designer for more than five years. His previous experience is in greenhouse construction and mechanical engineering. Dan is motivated to find the best solution for a customer’s need and is happy to get on the tools if the opportunity arises.

Pete James

System Design

Pete has been in the New Zealand irrigation industry for over 30 years. He specialises in the design of horticultural irrigation systems, with many successful projects in grapes, pip fruit, stone fruit, kiwifruit and sub-tropicals. He has taught irrigation and water system design at Massey University, and holds a Certificate of Agricultural Engineering (Distinction) from the same university. Pete is dedicated to providing the best possible water management solutions.

Abby James

Administration and Accounts

Abby handles the day to day accounts and office administration for Think Water Marlborough. She is responsible for tasks including liaising with customers and suppliers to ensuring everything continues to run smoothly with staff. Abby has a background in amenity horticulture and is a keen gardener.