In 2013 William’s farm was awarded the Silver Fern Farms supplier of the year “Plate to Pasture”.
William Oliver is married to Karen with three children. Together they own and operate two sheep, beef and deer farms south of Otorohanga, Northern King Country. Maize is grown on the property and they also have forestry investments.
From 2017-2018 William served as an observer on the Silver Fern Farms Board.
Other governance roles include director of Deer Industry NZ, Te Awamutu Vet Association (Vetora Waikato) and Great Oak Forests (St Paul’s forest investments) and Trustee of the Waitomo Energy Services Customer Trust.