While this process is underway the New Zealand leadership team will report directly to acting Chair Peter Ellis.
Ross joined the Freshmax Group in February 2013 and under his leadership Freshmax has completed a number of new business acquisitions, including Energie, the Valleyfresh Australia Group, Murrawee Farms and the Crasborn Group. Having lead the successful acquisition strategy, Ross has decided to leave the group and pursue other career interests.
Freshmax will work towards consolidating these acquisitions within the group whilst it creates a leading position in fresh produce in Australasia. To this end the Board has undertaken to develop a clear vision and strategic framework for the new Freshmax.
“We want to thank Ross for his contribution, and wish him well for the future,” said Peter Ellis, Chair of Freshmax.
Freshmax Group Pty Ltd is a leading Pan-pacific fresh produce marketer. The company delivers a number of key sales and distribution functions across a number of regional platforms in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Peru, and is committed to ongoing investment in production and post-harvest supply and innovation.
The company has grown significantly over the last four years with the acquisitions of Holman Fresh, OzTaste, Panda Ranch, De Luca Banana Marketing, Valleyfresh Australia, Valleyfresh North America, and the Valleyfresh Group, Murrawee Farms, Energie, and the Crasborn Group.
The Freshmax Group currently employ over 500 people in 14 regional locations across Australia, New Zealand and the Americas.