New Chief Executive announced
KVH has announced the appointment of Stu Hutchings as new Chief Executive.
Stu takes over from current Chief Executive, Barry O’Neil, at the end of March.
When announcing the appointment KVH Board Chairman, Adrian Gault, said Stu will join the KVH team well qualified with a wealth of experience and knowledge in management of biosecurity risks, research and innovation, and working alongside those within industry as well as government partners.
Stu’s most recent management role at OSPRI (a partnership between primary industries and government to manage the NAIT and TBfree programmes) has included responsibility for establishing the framework for delivery of a new long-term pest and disease management plan and several innovative research projects.
Stu is looking forward to joining a committed and future-thinking organisation that has great support and backing from kiwifruit growers, who he sees as key to the success of the industry.
Read more about Stu in the formal announcement here.