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Carol Ward

Chief Grower, Industry and Sustainability Officer Zespri International Limited

Carol Ward

Carol joined Zespri in 2002 and has held a number of roles within the company. Having spent time based in Belgium, Taiwan and Singapore, Carol has impressive knowledge and experience in marketing, innovation, sustainability, global supply chain, stakeholder and grower engagement. Carol now applies her broad experience into building Zespri’s success for the future through grower engagement, and driving the sustainability strategy. She is very motivated about the opportunity we have in New Zealand to provide the world with healthy food and sustainable products and support our thriving primary sector with its deep respect for our Tangata Whenua and Te Taiao.

Prior to working in the kiwifruit industry, Carol held a variety of marketing and sales roles at Carter Holt Harvey Tissues and divisional management roles at Hanimex (NZ) Limited and New Zealand Dairy Foods.