NZ Hops welcomes Peter McLeod to their Board

NZ Hops is pleased to announce that Peter McLeod has joined the Board as NZSF Rural Land Ltd Shareholder Director.

Maurice Noone, Chair said that "NZ Hops is pleased to appoint Peter to our Board. Peter brings strong industry experience, business expertise, and financial knowledge."

Peter is an Investment Manager at Farm Right Limited - the NZ Superannuation Fund's Investment Manager for its rural land portfolio. Peter has vast experience in the finance sector and specialises in horticulture and viticulture, overseeing the growth and operations of NZ Super Fund’s portfolio, which includes hop gardens, vineyards, and apple orchards in Nelson-Tasman, Marlborough, and Hawke's Bay.

Peter’s business background consists of agribusiness banking, rural land development, and wine and vineyard businesses. He has current and past governance and advisory board experience across a range of agribusiness and group building companies spanning more than 20 years. He has been a member of the Institute of Directors since 2010.

"I am looking forward to getting involved at a governance level with a long and well-established leader in the hops industry. My focus is to work with the team to continue the work of building and maintaining a strong and secure financial outlook for NZ Hops," says Peter.

Maurice would also like to thank and acknowledge Kim McGlashen who resigned from the Board after 40 years of contribution.

Kim has been embedded in hops ever since graduating from Lincoln University, New Zealand. His family farm, MacHops in Motueka was the beginning of his Master Grower days in the late 1970s as a fourth-generation grower. Kim became a Director of the NZ Hops co-op at its formation in August 1982.

While overseeing the growth and development of his farm, Kim shared his significant knowledge and experience with the co-op, and the Board, and championed the interests of the hop industry as a whole.

Maurice noted that "Kim has been a steady influencer with a wealth of knowledge since his involvement on the governing board for NZ Hops. Growers and managers alike have been grateful for his support and dedication to the interests of the industry. We sincerely thank Kim for his outstanding contribution and wish him the very best for the future."

The NZ Hops board comprises of Independent Directors Maurice Noone - Chair, Paul Dalzell, and Paul McGilvary. Dean Palmer of Hinetai Hops, Cameron Ealam of Holmdale Farm, and Peter McLeod are Shareholder Directors.
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