Food & Grocery Council Congratulates Peter Kean

Thursday 10 February 2011, 9:15AM
By NZ Food & Grocery Council

The Food and Grocery Council (FGC) congratulates Peter Kean on his appointment as Managing Director to lead Australian food and beverage giant, National Foods, says FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich.

“It is one of the most significant leadership roles in Australasia and we wish him all the best with taking on the challenges ahead.

“Peter is a highly respected leader within the New Zealand food industry. However his move to Australia need not be seen as a loss to our country, because we know he’ll still be keeping a watchful eye on developments here from across the Tasman.”

Peter Kean’s elevation is a New Zealand success story. His career has gone from strength to strength since his first role in the mid-eighties as the Speights rep in his home region of Otago, where I have it on good authority that he was a much adored honorary member of the Otago team of the day, said Mrs Rich.