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Nestlé, Blis fill senior roles

26th October 2021 By Staff Reporter | | @foodtickernz

Both Nestlé and Blis Technology have made internal appointments to fill vacancies at the top of their ranks.

Multinational FMCG giant Nestlé has promoted Jennifer Chappell to the role of New Zealand Country Manager.

Jennifer Chappell

Chappell joined the New Zealand arm of the world’s largest food and beverage company in 2002 as marketing manager and spent 15 years with the marketing division including seven years as head of marketing.

In January 2018, she became general manager of Nestlé Purina PetCare.

“One of my real passions is attracting, developing and retaining talent – I’m passionate about making Nestlé New Zealand a great place to work and grow, an employer of choice,” Chappell said.

A statement from Nestlé added: “Jennifer’s exceptional leadership qualities and well-established relationships will ensure our continued business success in New Zealand and we look forward to her stewardship in the years ahead.”

Elsewhere, Blis Technology has created a new senior leadership role after the resignation of chief marketing officer Julie Curphey on 23 August.

Laura Grant

The Dunedin headquartered probiotics firm said the outcome of a review had been to establish the new position of marketing and e-commerce director and merge the existing marketing and e-commerce teams under one leadership role.

It has promoted current e-commerce director Laura Grant to the new role just five months after she joined the group from brewer Lion.

“Laura joined us in May this year as e-commerce director and she has quickly made a significant impact on our e-commerce and digital marketing activity,” chief executive Brain Watson said.

He added that Grant was “well placed to provide effective leadership for the combined functions of marketing and e-commerce.”



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