ANZCO MD new B+LNZ director

New B+LNZ board member: Mark Clarkson

Mark Clarkson, managing director of ANZCO Foods Ltd and a Meat Industry Association (MIA) Council member, has recently been appointed to the Board of Beef +Lamb NZ (B+LNZ) as one of two processor-exporter representatives nominated by the MIA.

Before beginning his current role with ANZCO Foods in March 2004, Clarkson was the chief executive of ANZCO subsidiary CMP Canterbury for 10 years. Prior to that, he was the general manager of Five Star Beef Limited, a 50:50 joint venture with Itoham and ANZCO.

Mark Clarkson joins the other processor-exporter representative on the board, Craig Hickson of Progressive Meats and the six farmer-elected board members.

Clarkson replaces Keith Cooper, chief executive of Silver Fern Farms who resigned earlier this year, having sat on the B+LNZ board since 2009.

Published in Food NZ (June/July 2012).

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