Tony Gibbs on his mandarin orchard in 2019

T&G Global is saddened by the death of former Chairman and long-standing Director, Tony Gibbs, who has passed away following a period of ill health.

Tony led T&G Global for 16 years from 1995 until 2011. Throughout his tenure, T&G grew from a domestic fruit and vegetable seller into a significant player in the international fresh produce industry, introducing new fruit varieties to the world, including Envy™ and JAZZ™ apples.

In 2011, Tony announced his intention to step down from the role of Chairman. His lifelong dedication and commitment to supplying fresh produce to communities saw him continue his relationship with T&G as a key supplier of mandarins from his orchard.

T&G Global CEO, Gareth Edgecombe, says the company is very grateful to Tony and his family for their passion, commitment and lifelong relationship.

“Under Tony’s leadership and strategic direction, T&G reshaped its business to focus on its core strength of fresh produce and expanded its global footprint. As a devoted mandarin orchardist at heart, Tony’s experience in the indu​stry has been invaluable to our business, and our heartfelt condolences are with Val, his children, family and friends, throughout this difficult time.”