Board of Directors
Appointed September 2012. Fred is a Chartered Accountant and President of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAAN). For 27 years he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in assurance and advisory services, particularly for agribusiness. Fred is chairman of the audit and risk committees on the Auditor General and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
A kiwifruit orchardist and former director of KNZ, Malcolm is chairman of Seeka Growers Limited and a director of Avofresh Limited.
Elected April 2013. "Marty" has extensive experience in agribusiness having worked in rural banking and finance, and as the past general manager of the publicly-listed horticultural business Grocorp Pacific Limited. He is a former director of Te Awanui Huka Pak and former chairman of the Te Awanui Growers Council.
Appointed April 2012. John is a kiwifruit orchardist and has held the positions of general manager KVH and chief executive Te Awanui Huka Pak. Before entering the kiwifruit post harvest business, John operated a rural valuation and consultancy practice.
An executive of FreshRemix Corporation, wholly owned by Japanese firm Fresh MD Holdings, Amiel is a Certified Information Systems Auditor in the USA.
Appointed May 2014, Ashley has extensive experience in the fresh foods industry, and was the managing director of Australian dairy food and juice company National Foods up to its merger with Lion Nathan in 2009. Ashley is also a director of Australian branded-cosmetics distributer Heat, and an Advisor to several other fast moving consumer goods businesses in Australia. With his wife Catherine, he owns a dairy farm in Te Awamutu.
Ratahi is the Chairman of several Trust Boards throughout the Eastern areas of the North Island. He chairs Te Awanui Huka Pak Limited and Ngāi Tūkairangi Trust, the largest Māori kiwifruit grower in New Zealand. The orchard is the jewel in the crown of Māori kiwifruit orchards and is situated on the Matapihi Peninsula at Mount Maunganui.
Ratahi has a background in natural science specialising in native flora and fauna, he also lectures in Māori history for several tribes he belongs to.