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Senior Aussie PGG Wrightson exec to head Landcorp

Senior Aussie PGG Wrightson exec to head Landcorp

April 4 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson's Steve Carden, who heads up its Australian seeds unit, will leave the country's biggest rural supplies firm to take up the reins at New Zealand government-owned Landcorp Farming in July.

The Wrightson general manager will take up the chief executive role being left vacant by long-standing Landcorp boss Chris Kelly, the company said in a statement.

Carden has been with Wrightson since 2008, and responsible for the Australian seeds business since 2010, overseeing the acquisition and integration of a number of businesses while confronting some challenging climatic and market conditions.

AgriTech group GM John McKenzie will act as manager of the Australian business until a replacement is found.

Wrightson shares rose 2.6 percent to 39 cents today, and have shed 14 percent this year.

(BusinessDesk)


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