Imelda Padman

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Meldy describes her position at Padman’s as the “Moral Support Office”, and what a beautiful job of it she does, not only to husband Shawn, but to all the Padman’s Family. If Meldy won the lottery tomorrow she tells us (mid COVID19 times) that she would start a “post-homeschooling retreat for mums”. We feel your pain Meld! As a kid, Meldy wanted to grown up to be a regular customer at the shops

Kirsty Heather

Kirsty Heather

Kirsty is our Head of Communications, looking after internal and external communication and marketing strategies, creating exceptional customer service experiences for our customers would have to be her superpower.

If Kirsty won the lottery tomorrow, she would travel the world full time, while still working for the Padman Group of course 😉

Adam Graham

Staff Adam

If he wasn’t so damn good at his job Adam thinks he would probably be a Pro Fisherman. He’s also convinced that in another life he was Keith Moon from The Who. If he won the lottery tomorrow he would start a fishing charted company called “Trouting About” and, you know, be too busy to keep working here… When Dogsy was 5, he was pretty sure he would grow up to be a meat pie tester, traveling the world eating pies and rating them on social media. He’s still giving it a fair crack, in between Padman projects 😉

Peter Mahoney

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If Pete was to describe his job it would be “The Everywhere Man” which is a pretty good description for the busiest man at Padman Stops, but we would describe his job as “The Farmers’ Friend” because he really is. If Peter could have any superpower, he would be INVISIBLE 😂.

When he was 5, he was pretty sure he would grow up to be a Vet.

Shawn Padman

Staff Shawn

Shawn was inspired by his father’s passion for designing innovative irrigation solutions and officially joined the business in 2008.He successfully worked his way through several roles within the company, before becoming General Manager. Due to the seasonal nature of farming, Shawn has sought out new markets, to diversify the types of farms they can help – and therefore stabilising employment year-round, for their dedicated team.

He is very passionate about looking after their employees, developing their people with an emphasis on effective leadership and team building and establishing a strong, cohesive and happy culture. For Shawn, it’s all about sustainability, listening to farmers to develop solutions and empowering their team to perform at the top of their game.

When Shawn was 5 he wanted to be a motorbike stuntman when he grew up, but instead he now spends his days motivating the Padman’s team and leading with great gusto and respect.

We asked Shawn what he would do if he won the lottery tomorrow and in his true entrepreneurial spirit, he said he would start a Dam Construction business. If he could have any superpower, Shawn would want to be able to “Empower People” but we think he already has this power.

John Padman

Staff John

John grew up on a dairy farm so was well versed in the challenges of farming from an early age. Long hours, muddy fields and tricky, manually operated equipment were always a constant battle. In the 1980’s he developed his first solution to a pressing farming problem – flood irrigation gates that leaked and an entirely manual operation.

The ‘Padman Stop’ was born. The original Padman Stop product had a precast concrete outlet with a hinged door and rubber flap to seal it and make it completely watertight. More products followed this initial success, and the rest, as they say, is history. Johns passion and dedication has come from always looking to the farmers for inspiration. Talking to them, seeking out their very specific problems and designing effective products to not only solve those problems – but enhance farm efficiency even further.