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Ebos appoints new independent director
15 Jun 2021   /

Ebos appoints new independent director

Healthcare and animal care company Ebos Group has appointed Dr Tracey Batten as an independent director.


Sanford CFO resigns
11 Jun 2021  

Sanford CFO resigns

Katherine Turner is to leave the seafood company in September after three years in the role.


Pollard to depart NZ Apples & Pears
9 Jun 2021  

Pollard to depart NZ Apples & Pears

NZ Apples and Pears Inc’s chief executive of nine years, Alan Pollard, is to step down from his role later this year.


Young fruitgrower of the year makes it a double
9 Jun 2021  

Young fruitgrower of the year makes it a double

A 25-year-old orchard foreman at T&G Global has won the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition for the second time.


Food industry stalwarts recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
8 Jun 2021   /

Food industry stalwarts recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2021 includes some notable names from New Zealand’s food and beverage sector. Dr Kevin Marshall, the current chair of the Riddet Institute, was made a Companion of MORE »


Dairy Woman of the Year to join AGMARDT
2 Jun 2021   /

Dairy Woman of the Year to join AGMARDT

AGMARDT has announced the appointment of Trish Rankin as the next associate board member to join its board of trustees.


Two directors for PharmaZen
31 May 2021  

Two directors for PharmaZen

Christchurch biotechnology company PharmaZen, which trades as Waitaki Biosciences, has made two appointments to its board.


Dionysus poaches The Warehouse marketing talent
31 May 2021   /

Dionysus poaches The Warehouse marketing talent

Wine business Dionysus Investments, which owns the Messenger, Mutu and Moana Park Estate brands, has poached two marketing specialists from The Warehouse Group to expand its Auckland team.


Food & Fibre Youth Network launched
31 May 2021   /

Food & Fibre Youth Network launched

Nine young people from across the primary sector have came together at Mataatua Marae in Whakatane for the official launch of He Tatai Rangahua – the Food and Fibre Youth Network.


Swisse Wellness NZ gets new GM
28 May 2021  

Swisse Wellness NZ gets new GM

Hayes Taylor has been appointed general manager of Auckland-based supplement and vitamin company Swiss Wellness NZ.


Bond takes the reins at NZKGI
25 May 2021   /

Bond takes the reins at NZKGI

New chief executive Colin Bond replaces outgoing boss Nikki Johnson.


Blis nabs Lion’s e-commerce lead
21 May 2021   /

Blis nabs Lion’s e-commerce lead

Laura Grant will join Blis’s executive team in the role of e-commerce director on 24 May 2021.


After 43 years, Foodstuffs SI supply chain boss calls it a day
20 May 2021   /

After 43 years, Foodstuffs SI supply chain boss calls it a day

Foodstuffs South Island general manager of supply chain, John Mullins, is retiring after 43 years working for the grocery group.


Zespri appoints Barrass to board
20 May 2021   /

Zespri appoints Barrass to board

Zespri Group has appointed the former Goodman Fielder and Griffins Foods chief executive Alison Barrass to its board as an independent director.


T&G Global chair heads for the exit
18 May 2021   /

T&G Global chair heads for the exit

T&G Global’s chairman of nine years, Professor Klaus Josef Lutz, is to step down at the end of its annual meeting on 23 June 2021


Last call for Lion chief executive
17 May 2021   /

Last call for Lion chief executive

Stuart Irvine to stand down after more than eight years at the helm of drinks


Synlait scrambles after third exec resigns
17 May 2021   /

Synlait scrambles after third exec resigns

CFO’s departure follows that of chief executive Leon Clement and director of operations Mark Toomey.


E Tipu 2021: Aquaculture at tipping point
13 May 2021   /

E Tipu 2021: Aquaculture at tipping point

Global demand for protein is set to drive a rapid transformation of the US$260bn aquaculture industry, says investor Aqua-Spark.


Asahi appoints GM for The Better Drinks Co.
13 May 2021   /

Asahi appoints GM for The Better Drinks Co.

Former Fonterra sales director will head up non-alcoholic business arm in NZ.


Sanford appoints Tauranga port CEO to board
13 May 2021   /

Sanford appoints Tauranga port CEO to board

New Zealand seafood company Sanford has appointed Mark Cairns as its newest board member.


Ebos loses animal care, consumer brands CEO
10 May 2021  

Ebos loses animal care, consumer brands CEO

Ebos animal care and consumer brands chief executive Sean Duggan has resigned.


Ex-Barkers boss to lead $50m Southland oat milk venture
7 May 2021  

Ex-Barkers boss to lead $50m Southland oat milk venture

Southlander Justin Riley returns home to bring forward Great South’s oat initiative.


HortNZ appoints Nadine Tunley CEO
5 May 2021   /

HortNZ appoints Nadine Tunley CEO

The former New Zealand Apples & Pears chair will take over from Mike Chapman on 14 June.


New co-op chair for Silver Fern Farms
5 May 2021   /

New co-op chair for Silver Fern Farms

Rob Hewett has been appointed Silver Fern Farms Co-operative chair following the announcement on 29 April that Richard Young was standing down.


Five hort heavyweights battle for two board seats
28 Apr 2021   /

Five hort heavyweights battle for two board seats

Five horticulture heavyweight’s have thrown their name in the ring for two existing vacancies on the Horticulture New Zealand board.


AGMARDT GM Malcolm Nitschke resigns
23 Apr 2021   /

AGMARDT GM Malcolm Nitschke resigns

After nearly nine years in the role, Nitschke says now is the time to call it a day.


Beatrice Faumuina named Just Life brand ambassador
19 Apr 2021   /

Beatrice Faumuina named Just Life brand ambassador

Former world discus champion Beatrice Faumuina is a new brand ambassador to the Just Life Group.


Synlait CEO resigns
13 Apr 2021   /

Synlait CEO resigns

Leon Clement will leave the listed dairy company at the end of April.


KVH names new CEO
13 Apr 2021   /

KVH names new CEO

Leanne Stewart replaces outgoing CEO Stu Hutchings.


New marketing, comms manager for HNZ
13 Apr 2021   /

New marketing, comms manager for HNZ

Sandi Reily is the the new marketing, events and communications manager for Hospitality New Zealand.


Kiwifruit Vine Health boss moves to top MPI role
6 Apr 2021   /

Kiwifruit Vine Health boss moves to top MPI role

The chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine Health is leaving the biosecurity organisation after three years to take up a top job with the Ministry for Primary Industries.


Delegat appoints former boss as acting managing director
31 Mar 2021   /

Delegat appoints former boss as acting managing director

Former managing director Graeme Lord has stepped in as the winemaker looks to replace John Freeman, who resigned in February.


Synlait loses ops director back to Australia
23 Mar 2021   /

Synlait loses ops director back to Australia

Mark Toomey has resigned from the specialist diary company after just over a year in the role.


Woolworths NZ appoints managing director
18 Mar 2021   /

Woolworths NZ appoints managing director

Spencer Sonn steps into the role from Woolworths Holdings South Africa.


Anderson to exit Foodstuffs South Island after 20 years at the top
15 Mar 2021   /

Anderson to exit Foodstuffs South Island after 20 years at the top

The long-time CEO will leave the South Island supermarket co-op in February next year.


Coca-Cola Oceania appoints new country lead
15 Mar 2021   /

Coca-Cola Oceania appoints new country lead

Former head of customer & commercial, Julie O’Toole, takes up a new role.


Neuroscientist joins NZ brain food company Ärepa
12 Mar 2021  

Neuroscientist joins NZ brain food company Ärepa

Neuroscientist professor Andrew Scholey has joined New Zealand brain food company Ārepa to lead its 2021 research programme.


Blue Sky Pastures appoints CEO
10 Mar 2021   /

Blue Sky Pastures appoints CEO

Atkins Ranch CEO Jim Goodall will take over from Todd Grave at the meat processor.


New brand director at Pepsi
10 Mar 2021   /

New brand director at Pepsi

Tania Bui is the new brand director of CSD PepsiCo brands Pepsi Max, Pepsi, Mountain Dew and 7UP.


Call for HortNZ director nominations
25 Feb 2021   /

Call for HortNZ director nominations

The vacancies came as two directors will retire by rotation this year.


Delegat’s John Freeman resigns
17 Feb 2021  

Delegat’s John Freeman resigns

Freeman intends to relocate to Australia with his family but will remain with Delegat until late March.


Beef + Lamb names Pellow to lead farm planning
14 Dec 2020  

Beef + Lamb names Pellow to lead farm planning

Pellow is well-known in the agribusiness arena, working across dairy, arable and sheep and beef industry.


Zespri goes in-house with sustainability boss shuffle
11 Dec 2020  

Zespri goes in-house with sustainability boss shuffle

Carol Ward has been appointed chief grower, industry and sustainability officer.


Marlborough Wine Estates snaps up Clarke as OTU winemaker
9 Dec 2020  

Marlborough Wine Estates snaps up Clarke as OTU winemaker

Clarke is known throughout the industry both internationally and locally.


New ExportNZ chair: F&B “strong” despite Covid disruptions
7 Dec 2020   /

New ExportNZ chair: F&B “strong” despite Covid disruptions

Export boss David Boyd says New Zealand exports have been “remarkably resilient”.


Sprout to grow under new CEO
7 Dec 2020   /

Sprout to grow under new CEO

Gil Meron, founder of Yarden Group in Israel, is taking up the role.


PepsiCo ANZ names new CMO of snacks, beverages to drive growth
4 Dec 2020  

PepsiCo ANZ names new CMO of snacks, beverages to drive growth

Vandita Pandey has held various positions at snack firm Frito-Lay in the US.


Flegg in first for NZ Avocado Growers Association
27 Nov 2020  

Flegg in first for NZ Avocado Growers Association

She is the first woman in the position in the organisation’s 40-years.


Ex-Tip Top boss Ballinger named as AsureQuality CEO
13 Nov 2020  

Ex-Tip Top boss Ballinger named as AsureQuality CEO

She replaces Jeremy Hood who has been interim chief executive.


Inaugural chair of new Food and Fibre CoVe appointed
11 Nov 2020  

Inaugural chair of new Food and Fibre CoVe appointed

The role is to be based at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Hawke’s Bay.


Wyeth moves to Westland Dairy to lead growth
9 Nov 2020  

Wyeth moves to Westland Dairy to lead growth

He takes over from Shiqing Jian who has been interim chief executive.


Invivo and Co appoints Mark Darrow as chair
9 Nov 2020  

Invivo and Co appoints Mark Darrow as chair

The wine and gin maker has announced Mark Darrow as its new chair.


Cathy Quinn joins Fonterra board
5 Nov 2020  

Cathy Quinn joins Fonterra board

Former lawyer Cathy Quinn has been appointed to Fonterra’s board of directors.


New Govt ministers unveiled
3 Nov 2020  

New Govt ministers unveiled

David Parker has been appointed minister of the newly named Ministry for Oceans and Fisheries, formerly known as the Ministry of Fisheries.


Zespri boss joins PMA board
28 Oct 2020  

Zespri boss joins PMA board

Zespri’s chief executive Dan Mathieson has been appointed to the Produce Marketing Association Board.


Hort NZ creates new role for career development
28 Oct 2020  

Hort NZ creates new role for career development

A new role has been created, and an appointment made, to help develop careers in New Zealand’s horticulture industry.


DairyNZ re-elects directors
23 Oct 2020  

DairyNZ re-elects directors

Jim van der Poel, who chairs the DairyNZ board, and Colin Glas would each serve another three-year term on the board.


PepsiCo NZ names new GM
28 Sep 2020  

PepsiCo NZ names new GM

PepsiCo New Zealand has named Daniel Engeman its new general manager.


Sanford CEO resigns
10 Sep 2020  

Sanford CEO resigns

Sanford chief executive Volker Kuntzsch has resigned.