We’re a business made up of 2,000+ incredible people.
Whether we’re harvesting tomatoes, driving fork hoists, sourcing new plant genetics, marketing and selling our produce, we’re united by our passion, commitment and drive to grow healthier futures.
Our leadership team
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director T&G Fresh
Director People & Culture
Director International Sales & Marketing
Head of Corporate Affairs
CHAIR AND NON-INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Benedikt Mangold joined the BayWa Group in 2011 and is CEO of BayWa Global Produce GmbH – Munich, which is the majority shareholder of T&G Global Ltd. Prior to this position, Benedikt spent three years in New Zealand working for T&G as an export trader before moving into the role of Head of Strategic Planning and Transformation at T&G’s International Business Unit.
In June 2021, the T&G Board of Directors appointed Benedikt as Chair. He is also a Director of Profruit Investments (Pty) Ltd – Tzaneen and Chair and Director of BayWa Obst GmbH & Co. KG – Kressbronn.
Carol Campbell has extensive finance experience and a sound understanding of effective Board Governance. She was a partner at Ernst & Young for over 25 years and has been a professional Director for over 10 years.
Carol is Chair and Director of NZ Post Ltd. She is also a Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees of NZME Ltd, Asset Plus Ltd and Chubb Insurance New Zealand Ltd. Carol is also a Director of a number of other private companies.
Carol has a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University, is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Disciplinary Tribunal of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Andreas Helber has been BayWa’s Chief Financial Officer since 2010. Mr Helber began his career at KPMG in Munich where he qualified as a tax consultant and auditor.
Mr Helber is a member of the supervisory boards of a number of private and listed companies including R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG – Wiesbaden, BayWa Global Produce GmbH and BayWa r.e. AG in Munich, RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG – Vienna, and Cefetra Group B.V. – Rotterdam.
Rob Hewett is Chair and Director of Silver Fern Farms Ltd, Silver Farm Farms Co-operative Ltd, Farmlands Co-operative Trading Society Ltd, Hilton Haulage Ltd, Pioneer Energy Ltd, Woolscour Holdings Ltd, Fern Energy Ltd and Hewett Farm Ltd.
He is a Director of Pulse Energy Ltd and Cross Docks Australia Pty Ltd. Rob is a member of the Ministry for Primary Industries think tank Te Puna Whakaaronui.
Rob holds a master’s degree in Commerce and Marketing (Hons), a BCom (Ag) Economics and is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. He won the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to New Zealand Co-operatives award and the 2023 Chairperson of the Year at the Deloitte Top 200 awards.
Mr Pöllinger is a graduate in business administration, having completed his professional training in Munich, London and Sophia Antipolis (France). Mr Pöllinger is the Chair of the supervisory boards of BayWa Global Produce GmbH – Munich, and Cefetra Group B.V. – Rotterdam and a member of the supervisory boards of BayWa r.e. AG – Munich and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG – Vienna.
Ralf Tobias Priske
Tobias Priske started working for BayWa in 1998 as a member of the legal department providing advice to the various branches of the company and had a leading role in the acquisition of the majority of the shares of T&G by BayWa in 2012. From 2013 to 2015 he worked for the renewable energy sector of the BayWa Group as Deputy Legal Counsel focusing on establishing the renewable energy business in the US. In July 2015 Mr Priske was appointed as BayWa AG’s Company Secretary. Mr Priske is a Director of BayWa Agrar Beteiligungs GmbH – Munich and Cefetra Group B.V. – Rotterdam and also Company Secretary of BayWa Global Produce GmbH – Munich, and BayWa Canada Ltd – Vancouver.