The Foodfirst board has announced the appointment of Eddie Gavigan as CEO, beginning in September. Gavigan has a distinguished food industry career, initially as General Manager New Zealand for eight years with the Kerry Group. He then spent a further 17 years in key leadership roles with the Kerry Group, including Vice President and General Manager across the Asia Pacific region.

Gavigan will begin on Monday September 3. Prior to that he will attend the board meeting on August 17 and will meet shareholders and distributors on Saturday 18th August 2018 at the Annual General Meeting, conference and conference dinner at the Crowne Plaza, Auckland.