The Board and management of T&G Global are greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Sir John Anderson KBE, former Deputy Chair and Director of the T&G Global Board.
The highly respected New Zealand business leader was first appointed as a Director of T&G Global in April 2012 and as Deputy Chairman in December 2012, and held these roles until December 2017. Over this period, Sir John also served on T&G’s Finance, Risk and Investment Committee and Human Resources Committee. Sir John made an immense contribution to T&G Global during a pivotal period in the company’s history, following BayWa’s 2012 investment in T&G Global.
Sir John was formerly Chief Executive of the ANZ National Bank, former Chairman of New Zealand Cricket and New Zealand’s representative director on the ICC – positions he held from 1995 until 2008 – and former Chairman of the New Zealand Sports Foundation. Among other roles, he also served as Chairman of TVNZ, the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, PGG Wrightson, Steel & Tube Holdings, NZME and NPT Limited and as a Director on the Boards of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, NZIER and Wellington Regional Stadium Trust.
He held advisory and governance roles for successive New Zealand governments through the 1980s and 1990s and received the 1990 Commemoration Medal for Services to New Zealand. He was knighted in 1994. In 1995 Sir John was awarded NBR “New Zealand of the Year”, in 2003 he received the Deloittes Top 200 Company Award “New Zealand’s Most Visionary Leader”. In 2005 he was the inaugural winner of “The Blake Medal”. In 2010 he received a Halberg Award for leadership excellence in sport.
T&G Global extends its sincere condolences to Sir John’s family at this sad time.
Board Chair, and CEO of BayWa, Prof. Klaus Lutz says, “The news of Sir John Anderson’s passing saddened me greatly. Of course, our thoughts are with his family. I always appreciated working together with Sir John very much. Especially in the first years of our cooperation with T&G Global, he was very supportive, not at least by some highly valued personal advice.”