OANZ CEO contract renewed

Buy Pure’s managing director, Brendan Hoare, has been re-appointed as chief executive of Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ).

Buy Pure’s managing director, Brendan Hoare, has been re-appointed as chief executive of the country’s  peak organic sector body, Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ).

The organisation voted unanimously to extend Brendan’s contract for a further 18 months at its AGM in July.

“I am very proud to be serving the fastest-growing multi-food sector in New Zealand at the highest level,” he said.

Brendan, who had previously acted as OANZ’s executive chair before assuming a more hands-on role, is assisted by past Zespri head and organic kiwifruit grower, Doug Voss.

Following the launch of the 2016 New Zealand Organic Market Report in April, the team is now focussed on lobbying for the regulation of the term “organic”, developing a common national standard, and constitutionally restructuring the organisation to accommodate growing interest.

“Buy Pure and OANZ both want the organic sector in New Zealand to prosper and succeed.” said Brendan.

“I’m pleased that I can continue to help move this forward in my role with OANZ.”