Our People

Steve McArthur – B.Com, Dip.Hort, CPAg, PGDipAgricommerce - Owner
Steve McArthurSince commencing work in the horticulture field in Central Otago in 1985, Steve has developed a wide range of skills in vegetable seeds, crop protection, plant nutrition and business development. Steve is responsible for overseeing the vegetable seed and crop agronomy services offered by Vigour. Steve has held agronomy and marketing roles with Fruitfed, CropWatch, Growtech and in 1997 started the marketing arm of South Pacific Seeds here in New Zealand. Steve guided SPS from a startup to a major distributor in the New Zealand market before leaving to start Vigour in 2004. Steve is a Certified Practising Agriculturalist, holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Canterbury University, Diploma of Horticulture and Post Graduate Diploma in Agricommerce from Massey University.

Julie MayJulie May
Working in vegetable seeds since 1998 where Julie managed the administration for the New Zealand sales business of SPS. Julie has a previous background in business administration that has involved working for two of New Zealand’s largest businesses as well as holding key roles in dynamic small to medium enterprises. Julie’s expertise is in accounts administration and overseeing the logistics of our seeds and connects business. Julie supports the crop agronomy team and co-ordinates the vegetable trial development program.


Cath McArthur
Cath McArthurAssists with our general administration and as a registered nurse as well as our on-site health and safety advisor. Cath is also responsible for the training and development of our future field representatives.