Former Zespri CEO Lain Jager has joined the board at DMS Progrowers as a director.
Based in the Bay of Plenty, DMS is a leading kiwifruit and avocado orchard management and post-harvest operator. After a nine-year term with Zespri, Jager welcomed the opportunity to continue his association with the kiwifruit sector.
“DMS has an outstanding track record of prudent financial management, operational excellence and an unrelenting focus on maximising returns for its growers,” Jager explained.
“In choosing to join the DMS board I was mindful of DMS’s long term support of Zespri and the kiwifruit industry’s SPE structure, as well as its strong support of SunGold.”
Since leaving Zespri in December 2017, Jager has been involved in several investment projects across the agribusiness and tourism sectors, in addition to working with a number of businesses in governance and strategic advisory roles.
DMS joint managing director, Craig Greenlees, said his company was thrilled to have Jager join its board of directors.
“Lain’s proven track record and industry experience means DMS will continue to be in a position to drive innovation throughout our industry and maximise returns for our growers and investors,” Greenlees explained.