Craig Piggot

Craig Piggot

Founder & CEO, Halter

Craig grew up working on his family’s New Zealand dairy farm. In 2016, while he was completing his Mechanical Engineering degree, he took a role at Rocket Lab. In that role he saw technology being used to completely revolutionise an industry. He reflected on this, and that dairy – the industry he knew best – had seen little change since the advent of the milking machine.

In 2016, Halter was founded – a company set on modernising the dairy industry and bringing the best of technology back to the farm.

Since its launch, Halter has grown to a team of 130 employees whose work has received widespread recognition and investment from both New Zealand and American venture capitalists. Halter has won awards at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards and 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards.

Craig was also a finalist for the 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award and EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, and won the NZ Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award in 2020.