Leading Australian fresh produce company Nutrano has split the management of its farming operations geographically between north and south.
Existing executive general manager – farming, Richard Byllaardt, will manage farming and pack-shed operations in the southern region, which includes farms in the Sunraysia district.
Current non-executive director, Malcolm Frick, has been appointed executive general manager – farming (northern), to manage operations in the Bundaberg region in Queensland, and Katherine in the Northern Territory.
Nutrano Produce Group managing director and CEO, Steven Chaur, said the restructure was an important step in the management of its expanding farming operations.
“As Nutrano becomes a world-class integrated fresh produce supply chain business it is important that we remain well-resourced to manage the growth and investment opportunities of our national farm fleet,” Chaur explained.
The move comes in response to the company’s recent growth and the likelihood of further acquisitions in 2018.
“Over the coming year, Nutrano anticipates completing additional farm acquisitions in core categories and making further capital investments in our farm operations in Sunraysia, Queensland and the Northern Territory,” Chaur added.
“During 2018, Nutrano will also increase its emphasis on Soft Produce farming and marketing through the Barbera Farms relationship in Bundaberg, Queensland.”