Our Structure


FGC is headed by Chief Executive Katherine Rich

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

  • FGC’s activities are overseen by a Board of Management. 
  • Specific issues are addressed by Membership Services, Industry Relations, and Health & Regulatory, Export, SMA working groups. All member companies may nominate representatives to these working groups. Special-interest working groups are established from time to time to address specific topics.
  • The Chief Executive Officer oversees day-to-day administration of FGC.
  • FGC’s activities are conveyed to members in regular newsletters and circulars.

Members meet formally twice each year at:

  • The Half Yearly Meeting and AGM held in Auckland in April/May.
  • The Annual Conference held in October/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

Christian Abboud

Tim Carter

Scott MacKay, Vice-Chair
Results for Customers (RFC)

Aurelie de Cremiers

Tim Deane, Immediate-Past Chair
Goodman Fielder

Gerry Lynch
Delmaine Fine Foods

Cara Liebrock

Shane Webby
Twin Agencies

Nick Bangs