Businessperson, Deceased Person
1928 – 2011
Who was Allan Hubbard?
Allan James Hubbard, QSO was a businessman who lived in Timaru in the South Island of New Zealand and was the founder of South Canterbury Finance, New Zealand's largest locally owned finance company. In 2006, the New Zealand Listener described Hubbard as the most powerful businessman in the South Island.
Hubbard was listed on the New Zealand Listener Power List from 2005 through to 2007 and he was listed on the Primary Sector Power list at number four in 2009.
Hubbard had significant interests in dairy farming, irrigation systems, finance and helicopters. He was one of three directors of Dairy Holdings Limited, which in 2007 owned 57 dairy units, and 10 grazing blocks in the South Island. In the 2006-07 season Dairy Holdings Limited milked 44,000 cows on 16,120 hectares and produced 14.3 million kg of milksolids.
Hubbard died as the result of a car crash on 2 September 2011. In February 2012, the Oamaru police charged a 40-year-old man with careless driving causing death and injury. The Mosgiel man was found guilty in August 2013.
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