Our People

The Happy Valley Family

Happy Valley Honey - is run by the Harvey family in Drury. We are part of a larger company and our bee keeping operations are run by the Family team at Melita Honey - Bringing 5 generations of Bee Keeping knowledge and expertise to the business. Bee Enterprises are one of Happy Valley's key suppliers of bulk honey.  

Happy Valley is a family owned, and operated business.


CEO

Mark Harvey
CEO

Mark has been involved with Happy Valley since 2008, a qualified accountant with 28 years experience with large multi national companies in senior finance and general manager positions.

After merging with Melita Honey make has taken the Group Directors role, across both Happy Valley and our bee keeping division Melita Honey. 

Otherwise you can find him playing golden oldies rugby, touch football, cricket or the occasional golf, being a granddad and building the families holiday home in the Far North. 

General Manager

Narissa Harvey
General Manager

Narissa, the eldest daughter of Mark and Lorraine has been involved with Happy Valley as a consultant throughout the re-branding and re-design of the brand in 2011, and in 2013 she joined the family and become a permanent member of the team focusing on growing the Happy Valley brand and our export markets as well as product development. Narissa's background in FMCG marketing allows Happy Valley to look to the future and Narissa to apply her knowledge to the family business.

Narissa currently Manages all of Happy Valley honeys operations and is charged with delivering the growth plan and high quality products to all of our customers.

She is currently completed her OMP (Owners and Managers Programme) through the Icehouse which focuses on developing NZ's key business leaders. Narissa was granted an ATEED scholarship and was awarded the IceHouse's annual scholarship to attend. 

Accounts and Admin Manager

Alesha Parkes
Accounts and Admin Manager

Alesha joined Happy Valley after the closure of The Strawberry Shack which she managed full time- many customers still remember the Strawberry Shack and the amazing ice-creams and Smoothies (Shh... you heard it here first we might be bringing it back soon). Since joining Happy Valley she has taken over Logistics and the Administration along with looking after customers in the retail shop, and does a pretty fine job at that! Alesha works through all the documentation needed for Exporting and is often the voice on the other end of the phone when you call Happy Valley. Alesha's interest include Eventing her horses most weekends in summer, playing Netball and water sports throughout summer.
Production

Jason Parkes
Production

Jason has joined Happy Valley to take on the role of Production Manager in our packing facility. Jason has come to us after working as a Sales Rep for an electrical company since high school where he gained skills around systems management, ordering and sales management. Married to Mark & Lorraine's youngest daughter Alesha, Jason jumped at the chance to work with the family business and has embraced the new job, which includes running all aspects of the factory and producing the honey. He has even taken up Bee Keeping to understand more about honey and the industry. Jason's interests include anything out doors, Wakeboarding and diving in summer. 

Admin and Logistics Support

Saskia-Rae Brown
Admin and Logistics Support

Saskia has been involved with Happy Valley since 2014. She started with Quality Controlling the factory, and has worked her way up from there. Saskia knows and sees every little detail of the company!

Her role as Admin and Logistics Support sees her helping within the Production Factory, supplies export documents and general help anywhere someone needs it.

Otherwise you can find her indulging in chocolate, playing netball or hitting the gym. 

Production

Richard Kee
Production

Richard started with Happy Valley as a part time Production Assistant. Richard now joins us full time due to our increase of production over the years. He helps Jason out with all things honey production related, including packing for our Export orders.

Richard has one son and enjoy all things fitness, and travel. After work and weekends he spends his time freelance coaching athletics. Richard has represented NZ in athletics in the 800m. And when he has spare time he enjoys watching athletics, cricket, rugby, touch.

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