Deputy Chair GS1 New Zealand board;
Advisory Board member Viberi NZ Ltd and ApiTrak Ltd;
Deputy Chair & Treasurer Gleniti Primary School Board of Trustees;
CEO – 100% Pure New Zealand Honey (Aug 2014 to present);
General Manager – Bluebird Foods (PepsiCo NZ Ltd) (Feb 2012 to Jun 2014);
General Manager Sales – Cadbury (Kraft Foods) (Nov 2008 to Jan 2012);
Customer Director – Unilever Australasia (Sep 2005 to Nov 2008).
As CEO of 100% Pure New Zealand Honey (purenewzealandhoney.com), a privately-owned company that operates a processing and packing factory in Timaru, I am actively involved in all aspects of the industry from a market perspective. This includes working with beekeepers, export customers and regulators. While I am relatively new to apiculture, I have experience in senior commercial roles within large multi-national organisations and understand the demands of global markets. My approach to management and governance is one of seeking to understand the issues and resolving problems collectively. I am a passionate New Zealander who believes we have a wonderful, natural product that is highly sought after by international markets. If we can work together to ensure the long-term health of bees, and beekeepers, while also meeting the expectations of global markets, we will continue to enjoy the benefits of a successful industry into the future.
Previous Relevant Experience
For the past twelve months, I have been a member of the Interim Apiculture Industry Governance Board which has given me comprehensive experience and knowledge on current industry issues and plans. In addition, I have strong commercial and governance experience across a variety of organisations.
Declaration of Interests
CEO, 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Ltd.