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Ebos appoints new independent director 15th June 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 11th June 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 9th June 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.


Food industry stalwarts recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 8th June 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 2nd June 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 31st 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 31st 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 31st 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 28th 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 25th 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 21st 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 20th 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 20th 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 18th 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 17th 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 17th May 2021 /

Synlait scrambles after third exec resigns

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


Asahi appoints GM for The Better Drinks Co. 13th 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 13th 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 10th May 2021

Ebos loses animal care, consumer brands CEO

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


HortNZ appoints Nadine Tunley CEO 5th 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 5th 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 28th April 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 23rd April 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 19th April 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 13th April 2021 /

Synlait CEO resigns

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


KVH names new CEO 13th April 2021 /

KVH names new CEO

Leanne Stewart replaces outgoing CEO Stu Hutchings.


New marketing, comms manager for HNZ 13th April 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 6th April 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 31st March 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 23rd March 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 18th March 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 15th March 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 15th March 2021 /

Coca-Cola Oceania appoints new country lead

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


Blue Sky Pastures appoints CEO 10th March 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 10th March 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 25th February 2021 /

Call for HortNZ director nominations

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


Delegat’s John Freeman resigns 17th February 2021

Delegat’s John Freeman resigns

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


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

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

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


Ex-Tip Top boss Ballinger named as AsureQuality CEO 13th November 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 11th November 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.


New Govt ministers unveiled 3rd November 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.


DairyNZ re-elects directors 23rd October 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.


Sanford CEO resigns 10th September 2020

Sanford CEO resigns

Sanford chief executive Volker Kuntzsch has resigned.