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Food Moves: Callaghan’s Crone resigns, FSNI’s new commercial manager, Fonterra departure and more…

14th April 2022 By Staff Reporter | news@foodticker.co.nz | @foodtickernz

Food and beverage sector appointments and people moves to the week of 14 April.

Vic Crone will leave Callaghan Innovation in mid-July.

Callaghan Innovation chief executive Vic Crone has resigned and will leave the national innovation agency in mid-July.

Crone was appointed to lead the Crown entity in 2017 following a review that showed the organisation needed to implement a clear strategy around how it offered services to companies with high-value, high-tech commercial ideas.

The board said it will shortly commence a recruitment process for a new chief executive.


Foodstuffs North Island has appointed Cameron Sharpe as its new commercial manager of merchandise and wholesale.

Sharpe joined the supermarket group this week leaving his role as trade finance manager at supermarket supplier Wattie’s (Kraft Heinz), where he had been for coming up two years.

In total, Sharpe had spent around 15 years working with manufacturing businesses such as Colgate Palmolive and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare before making the jump across the aisle to the retailer.


Joanne Reid is leaving her role as group marketing manager of insights and innovation at Fonterra to join insights agency TRA.

Reid has been with the Auckland-headquartered dairy giant for more than five years, joining as group marketing services manager in 2017.

Prior to that, Reid had stints with Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand.


George Weston Foods has appointed Aimee Minter as its category and shopper marketing manager.

Minter has left Countdown to move to the baking manufacturer, which counts bread brands Tip Top and Ploughmans and pie company Big Ben among its stable.

She was category development lead at the supermarket chain, but has also worked on the product side with DB Breweries and Lion in the past.

 

 


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