Chief Executive Officer
Alastair was appointed chief executive officer of T&G Global in 2013. He is a former shareholder and general manager of Delica Global Limited (which T&G purchased in 2013). Alastair has more than 30 years’ industry experience in both New Zealand and the USA from being involved in his family asparagus business through to 20 years’ experience in senior leadership and directorship roles within the produce sector.
Chief Financial Officer
Wolfgang joined T&G Global on 1 February 2017 as chief financial officer from BayWa in Munich where he was head of tax for seven years. He leads a team of more than 90 staff in 12 countries who are the business partner of T&G’s people, customers, suppliers and shareholders fulfilling a multitude of finance needs and expectations. Wolfgang’s experience extends to audit, merger and acquisitions, credit management and business administration.
Executive General Manager NZ Produce
Andrew joined T&G Global as executive general manager New Zealand produce in May 2014. He leads a national team covering our New Zealand markets as well as the tropical, citrus and covered crops commercial categories and transport to service the needs of both our New Zealand retail and grower customers.
Executive General Manager Pipfruit
Darren joined T&G Global as executive general manager, pipfruit in June 2014 having previously been sales and marketing manager, pipfruit for Delica Global. He leads T&G Global’s global pipfruit business and champions our New Zealand and North American grown apples to millions of customers every day.
Executive General Manager International
Sarah has held the role of executive general manager international with T&G Global since August 2015. Prior to this she was general manager sales and marketing of our diversified products team for three years and a founder, shareholder and senior manager of Delica Global which was purchased by T&G Global in 2014.
Chief Strategy Officer
Tim is responsible for T&G Global’s group strategy, budget, reporting, mergers and acquisition investments, joint ventures and divestments. He leads a team focused on building long term growth for T&G’s key produce categories and major trading activities in domestic and international markets.
General Manager Processed Foods
Colin has been general manager processed foods since February 2014 and leads our prepared foods business including sales, trading and the processing of food and beverage products. Colin and his team manage both our New Zealand operations which process up to 120,000 tonnes of apples, summer fruit and berries into juice concentrate and solids for foodservice customers in Australasia and North America each year as well as our Fruitmark sales and trading operation where we supply 35,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetable ingredients into the beverage and food industry in Australia, USA and New Zealand.
General Manager Global Marketing
Matthew joined T&G Global as general manager global marketing in December 2015 and leads our marketing and communications team, custodians of our brand portfolio including T&G’s business brand and our consumer brands such as Jazz, Envy, Pacific Rose and Beekist. The team is also the champion of the consumer within our business and lead communications to all stakeholders.
Chief Human Resources Officer
T&G places huge value on the development and well-being of its people. Lynn leads our human resources team who are responsible for supporting business teams, recruitment, health and safety, learning and development and payroll.
Chief Technology & Operating Officer
Jonathan joined T&G Global as chief technology and operating officer in August 2015 from Fonterra where he was most recently general manager business and retail development. He leads T&G’s technology development and operations teams.
Board Of Directors
Klaus Josef Lutz
Professor Klaus Lutz is chair of T&G Global’s board and has been BayWa AG’s chief executive officer since July 2008. He was appointed honorary professor of Managerial Economics of Co-operative Societies at the Technical University of Munich in 2013 and has been vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Munich and Upper Bavaria since 2016.
Andreas Helber has been BayWa AG’s chief financial officer since 2010. Mr Helber is on the supervisory boards of a number of listed and private companies and began his career at KPMG in Munich where he qualified as a tax consultant and auditor.
Sir John Anderson KBE
Sir John Anderson is currently Chairman of the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund and serves as a director on the Board of NZME Limited.
John Wilson is Chairman of Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited. Prior to joining the Fonterra Board, Mr Wilson held a number of leadership roles in New Zealand’s dairy industry. He is also a director of Milktech Limited, Hugh Green Capital Limited and a number of other companies. He is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Mau Wah Liu
Mau Wah Liu has more than 30 years of experience in the produce industry and enterprise management. In 1998, he founded Golden Wing Mau Enterprise Development Co., Ltd. He is the Chairman of Golden Wing Mau Agricultural Produce Corporation (Joy Wing Mau Group), which he established in 2003. Mr Liu has won numerous industry honours and awards including receiving the China Fruit Marketing Association Award “Person of the Year” in 2016.
Carol Campbell was appointed as a director in June 2010 and is currently chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Previously a partner of Ernst & Young for 25 years she is also director of a number of other companies including NZ Post Ltd, Kingfish Ltd, Marlin Global Ltd, Barramundi Ltd, Kiwibank Ltd and NZME Limited.
Christiane Bell has sat on T&G Global’s board as representative of our majority shareholder, BayWa since 2014. She joined BayWa as fresh produce director in 2013 and was previously fruits and vegetables buyer of Penny Markt, a German discount chain.