AsureQuality is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members to its board of directors.
Janine Smith has been appointed chair to replace John Spencer, who retired on 31 October at the end of his term to focus on his role as chair of Kiwi Rail. Hamish Stevens joins AsureQuality as a new director.
“John Spencer guided the establishment committee during the merger of AgriQuality and ASURE in 2007, and was the first chairman of AsureQuality. During his time he has been responsible at a governance level for creating the value-driven company that AsureQuality is today,” said Tony Egan, CEO of AsureQuality.
“The support and guidance provided by John has been crucial in the formative years of AsureQuality and we thank him for his valuable contribution over the past three years.”
Janine Smith has been a company director for over 15 years and is currently a director of The Warehouse Group and NZ Steel and Tube, deputy chair of Kordia Group, and chairman of McLarens Young New Zealand. She is also a principal of The Boardroom Practice, which specialises in boardroom practice and organisational development.
Hamish Stevens is an Auckland-based chartered accountant, independent director and management consultant. He has an extensive background in strategy, finance, and international business development in the food and beverage sector. His senior executive positions have included Heinz-Wattie, Tip Top Ice Cream, and DB Breweries.
“We are looking forward to working with both Janine and Hamish to continue developing AsureQuality’s strategy, and believe the diversity of experience and knowledge they bring to the board will be invaluable,” said Tony.