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AsureQuality appoints Kim Ballinger as new CEO


The AsureQuality Board of Directors are delighted to announce the appointment of Kim Ballinger as Chief Executive Officer, effective 14th December 2020.

“Kim has been chosen through a competitive selection process from a strong field of candidates” says Dr Alison Watters, AsureQuality’s Chair. “She is a highly experienced international executive with a strong background in the food industry holding multiple senior roles in Fonterra, its joint-venture partners, and legacy companies for the last two decades”. Most recently, Kim was Chief Executive at Tip Top Ice Cream, where she led the business over three years before ultimately preparing and closing the divestment of the company to Froneri in late May 2019.

Kim is passionate about New Zealand’s food and primary industries where growers, farmers, producers, and others right through the supply chain, work hard to proudly uphold what Aotearoa stands for in food – a higher standard of quality and safety. Kim has a deep appreciation of the critical role AsureQuality plays in supporting these industries every day to help build and protect this enduring trust in food.

“We are very excited to have Kim joining and leading our AsureQuality team as we continue helping Aotearoa shape a better food world” says Dr Watters.