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Potatoes New Zealand farewell key industry leader

19 July 2012

Potatoes New Zealand farewell key industry leader

This week Potatoes New Zealand business manager Ron Gall announced his resignation after 22 years working with the industry representative.

His resignation from Potatoes New Zealand and Horticulture New Zealand will come into effect from 21 December 2012 and concludes one of the most distinguished industry careers undertaken by a horticulture business manager.

Ron Gall began his horticulture career with VegFed (the NZ Vegetable and Potato Growers Federation now Horticulture New Zealand) in 1990 and shortly afterwards took on the role of potato product group manager where he has served for 18 years.

Ron said it is an ideal time to hand over the reins to the very capable new Potatoes New Zealand Board.

“I strongly believe that the new structure and focus of Potatoes New Zealand Inc is the correct way forward.”

“There will be challenges for the board but there will also be opportunities. I look forward to watching the Potatoes New Zealand Board taking the industry from strength to strength. I also look forward to being able to contribute to the industry’s future in other capacities.”

In 2009, Ron was awarded the Potatoes New Zealand Chairman’s Award for his energy, passion and enthusiasm for the industry.

Stuart Wright, Chair of Potatoes New Zealand, acknowledged Ron’s contribution and commitment to the industry and celebrated his industry foresight.

“Ron has played an integral role in strengthening the industry and as he approaches his retirement his legacy will always be held in high esteem,” said Mr Wright. “His call for change was key to the potato industry’s continued success. He leaves Potatoes New Zealand a better place, and his successor, I know, will be very grateful for the hard work and passion he dedicated to the industry.”

Terry Olsen, Former Chair of Potatoes New Zealand, who worked with Ron closely for over seven years, believes Ron’s presence was integral in determining the potato industry’s economic future.

“Ron is one of the most experienced and professional managers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He understands our industry and has built up tremendous networks over the years. He will be greatly missed but I know this will not be the last time we hear about Ron.”

Following Ron’s announcement, Potatoes New Zealand will shortly begin the process of recruiting a new Chief Executive and hopes to be able to appoint a person to the role in the coming months.

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