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Meat & Wool New Zealand CEO resigns

Media Release
9 June 2008_

Meat & Wool New Zealand CEO resigns

Meat &Wool New Zealand Chairman, Mike Petersen has announced today that the CEO, Mark Jeffries has resigned.

Jeffries, who has also resigned from his CEO role for the New Zealand Meat Board, has decided to vacate these positions after five years at the helm.

Mike Petersen says that Mr Jeffries had made a strong contribution in the development of Meat & Wool New Zealand following the 2003 referendum, which has left the organisation well placed to meet the industry good needs of sheep, beef and goat farmers.

“Mark has worked tirelessly with his team on behalf of sheep beef and goat farmers during a challenging time for the sheep and beef industry. After five years of dedicated service to our levy-payers, we wish Mark and his family well in his future endeavours.

“The Board will commence a recruitment process for a new CEO, and Mark will continue in the role of CEO to ensure a smooth transition in the appointment of his replacement.”


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