Shareholders and Management

ANZCO is jointly owned by Itoham Foods Inc, Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd and directors and management. Each shareholder group owns more than 25 percent of the company.


Koichi Ito

Strategy and Business Development Manager

ANZCO’s Strategy and Business Development Manager, Koichi Ito, has a strong connection to the business.

Itoham is ANZCO’s main shareholder and Koichi is the grandson of Itoham’s founder, Denzo Ito who pioneered importing New Zealand mutton to Japan in 1958.

Koichi’s previous Itoham roles in retail and food service provide him with good experience for his current role in ANZCO. He’s worked in fresh meat and cooked products and this aligns well with his work with ANZCO’s Harvest and Food and Solutions operations.

Koichi formulates and develops strategy, evolving business direction, including differentiation and being future focused. He works to maximise the synergy opportunities between Itoham Foods and ANZCO, particularly around business growth., procurement costs and future business opportunities.

“My father and ANZCO’s founder Sir Graeme Harrison came together at the right time and my coming to ANZCO seems like fate,” says Koichi. “I’m really happy to be here and make a contribution to ANZCO and the wider industry.”