New head for AsureQuality

AsureQuality has a new chief executive. Michael Thomas, previously PGG Wrightson’s group general manager for agri services, financial services and its South American operation in Christchurch, started on 5 June 2012.

During his time with PGG Wrightson, Thomas had responsibility for over 1,800 staff and $700 million annual revenue. Prior to this, Michael spent 10 years in group general management positions in Australia’s leading Agri services company Landmark, and parent company AWB (Australian Wheat Board).

AsureQuality says that Thomas brings “a unique blend of strong industry knowledge and involvement in the food and agricultural sectors, both in New Zealand and overseas; and will continue to extend the breadth and quality of the company’s services in Australasia and internationally.”

The Board is delighted to recruit such an experienced and highly-regarded chief executive to lead the next phase of the company’s development.

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