Andrew Darling

Managing Director

Andrew has 25 years experience in ownership and management in New Zealand Horticulture Industries. He lives in Katikati with wife Jo and four sons on their 2 Ha avocado orchard.

They are also involved in the ownership and development of an 18 Ha avocado orchard in Pikowai and as such have hands on knowledge of grower's needs and requirements.

Andrew is a shareholder in South Auckland Pack and Cool, a kiwifruit post harvest operator currently processing some 2.5 million trays.

Recent employment history includes General Manager Business Development for Seeka and before that C.E.O. of the Bridge Cool group of companies. Prior to Bridge Cool, he was employed by the Hortex Group of Companies in NZ & USA. Andrew was General Manager of Country Coolers Ltd and Executive Director of Bridge Cool from 1998 to 2002.

Andrew is currently an AGA representative on the Board of the New Zealand Avocado Growers Association and the Avocado Industry Council. Previous industry committee memberships include NZ Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (Katikati regional representative) and he has been a director for kiwifruit industry supply and research companies.