Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley heads NZFGC and has a Board of Management of up to 9, consisting of company Country Managers, Managing Directors, General Managers, and CEOs.

Our office is in Wellington where close working relationships with relevant government departments are maintained.

  • A Board of Management oversees NZFGC’s activities. 
  • Specific issues are addressed by working groups that consist of representatives nominated by member companies. Those working groups are: Health & Regulatory, Industry Relations, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Talent & Diversity. From time to time, special interest working groups are established to address specific topics.
  • The Chief Executive oversees the day-to-day administration of NZFGC.
  • NZFGC’s activities are conveyed to members in regular newsletters and circulars.

Members meet formally twice each year at:

  • The May Member Meeting and AGM are held in Auckland in May.
  • The Annual Conference held in New Zealand or Australia in November.

These meetings provide valuable forums for members to listen to and discuss issues of interest and concern.

The Board

Mike Pretty (Chair), Heinz Wattie’s

Deanna Chiang, Plum Agencies


Julie North, Foodcom

Cameron Scott (Vice-Chair), Kimberly-Clark

Mike Cullerne, Arnotts


Matt Donn, Tom & Luke  

Brad Erceg, Frucor Suntory

Agnes Baekelandt, Barker’s

Isi Tupou, Walter & Wild  

NZFGC Strategy 2024-2029