Christchurch's Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation chief executive Greg Campbell is leaving the job to take up the reins at big fertiliser co-operative Ravensdown.
Ravensdown, 100 per cent owned by 30,000 farmer shareholders, announced today the appointment of Campbell as its new chief executive to replace Rodney Green when he retires on December 31, 2012.
Campbell has been chief executive at Ngai Tahu for three years.
He came to Ngai Tahu from being chief executive at Transpacific Industries, Australasia, and had managerial positions at Waste Management New Zealand.
Before that he headed the Christchurch City Council-owned Red Bus operation from 1999 to 2005.
His career also includes management stints with BP and Skellerup Industries.
Campbell was born in Dunedin and moved to Christchurch when very young and attended Burnside High School. He later studied at Massey University where he received his MBA.
Chairman of Ravensdown, Bill McLeod, said the co-operative was delighted Campbell would be leading the Ravensdown team of 684 employees in New Zealand and Australia.
He had had wide experience in infrastructure, petroleum, rural and waste management.
The board selected him because of his international chief executive experience and the more recent role he has played in making Ngai Tahu a successful and vibrant business. The position had attracted candidates from around the world.
McLeod thanked Green for the job he had done growing and strengthening the company over the years of his stewardship.
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