George Haggar - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
George brings extensive industry experience having worked at the senior executive leadership level for Murray River Organics, Costa Group and Visy. In his role at Costa Group, George led a substantial transformation and growth effort across the Australian business units that positively impacted all the critical value drivers of the fresh food supply chain.
Blair Gibbs - Chief Financial Officer
Blair has extensive food industry experience, having been Financial Controller at Costa Group (Mushroom Division), Bluebird Foods Ltd, and listed produce company Turner and Growers, Auckland New Zealand. Most recently, Blair was Group Financial Controller of Axieo Group.
Brett Jackson - Executive General Manager - Citrus
Brett has over 20 years’ experience in the Produce industry including senior leadership roles with Seven Fields and Costa. Brett has an intimate knowledge of farm practices and supply chain infrastructure to better meet customer’s expectations. He also has extensive experience in implementing strategic marketing plans, managing sales and supply of produce throughout Australia and international markets.
Chaise Pensini - Executive General Manager - Bananas
Chaise brings a wealth of experience to manage the Banana portfolio for Nutrano. He has served in various roles in the agricultural sector with responsibilities spanning wholesale markets, ripening, sales, marketing, supply chain and key account management. Chaise also represents the Australian banana industry on the Strategic Investment Advisory Panel and is part of the World Banana Forum.
Richard Byllaardt - Executive General Manager - Tropical Fruit and Sunraysia Farms
Richard manages our Tropical Fruit category and has responsibility for the day-to-day management of Nutrano’s farming operations in the Southern Region with an emphasis on all of the production and post-harvest activities. Richard is a former owner of Seven Fields and has been with the company since 2006. Prior to this, Richard was employed by Australian Vintage Limited for 12 years and developed over 3,600 hectares of new vineyards. Richard also has extensive experience working in technically advanced irrigation management.