Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd (B+LNZ) has appointed Sam McIvor as its new chief executive officer. He will also have the role of CEO of the New Zealand Meat Board.
B+LNZ chairman James Parsons says McIvor is an experienced CEO who brings a range of strategic thinking and management experience to support both organisations’ work for sheep and beef farmers, and the broader sector.
McIvor is currently the group general manager farm operations at Ospri and he has held the roles of CEO Preston Corp Ltd and CEO of New Zealand Pork.
His primary industry career has spanned on-farm activity through to processing and retail. This included B+LNZ’s predecessor organisation, Meat & Wool New Zealand, as research and development manager and product and information transfer manager.
McIvor will replace current CEO Dr Scott Champion on April 1. Champion leaves the organisation following seven and a half years as CEO of B+LNZ Ltd and the New Zealand Meat Board.