Our Executive Leadership team

Our highly experienced Executive Leadership Team provides leadership and direction across the business, setting the vision for ANZCO's long-term strategy. They inspire teams across the business to succeed in delivering taste, nutrition and wellbeing to the world. 

Chairman

Kazuhiko (Sam) Misonou

Kazuhiko (Sam) became ANZCO’s fourth Chairman when he took up the role in April 2018.

Sam first held a position on the ANZCO Board between 2013 and 2016, when he was then appointed President and CEO of Yonekyu Corporation, the affiliate of Itoham Yonekyu Holdings.

Sam has worked in beef processing and feedlot operations in Australia, spent six years in the pork industry in the United States and has worked extensively in the meat industry in Japan.

Chief Executive

Peter Conley

Peter became Chief Executive in 2017.

Peter has held a variety of sales and marketing roles in the business including General Manager at Crown Marketing when it became part of the ANZCO Group in 1997. Peter managed ANZCO’s operations in North America for five years before returning to New Zealand in 2010. In 2013, he was appointed CEO Harvest which included managing ANZCO’s agriculture, livestock, processing and sales and marketing areas as well as ANZCO’s five international operations in Japan, Taiwan, North America, UK and Europe.

General Manager Sales and Marketing

Rick Walker

Rick joined ANZCO in 2017 and is responsible for sales of ANZCO’s portfolio of beef, lamb and processed food products via our global sales network, as well as our renowned brands such as Angel Bay, Maimoa Lamb, Ocean Beef and Greenstone Creek.

Rick spent 20 years in the New Zealand dairy industry prior to joining ANZCO, in a variety of government relations, ingredient sales and key account management roles based in New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and North America.

General Manager Commercial

Steven Gray

As the General Commercial Manager at ANZCO, Steven is responsible for ANZCO’s legal and commercial matters, along with mergers, acquisitions and insurance.

He moved into the role as Chief Financial Officer in 1993, soon after joining ANZCO’s sister company (Primary Resources Limited) in 1991. Steven’s experience at ANZCO also includes overseeing the company’s Japanese and Australasian operations as well as being Board Company Secretary.

General Manager Systems and Supply

Grant Bunting

Grant has been part of the ANZCO team for four years. As General Manager of Supply, he oversees livestock procurement, farms, supply chain and ICT.

His job is to set and review performance indicators and ensuring operational tasks deliver toward budgeted targets. He has prior experience with agriculture, ICT and manufacturing roles in New Zealand and the USA.

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Loke

Paul joined ANZCO in 1994 and became the Chief Financial Officer in 2004. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having graduated from the University of Canterbury with a BCom, majoring in Accounting and Economics. He has been a member of CAANZ since 1981 and his current role in our company entails dealing with our financial and treasury management.

 

General Manager Operations

Darryl Tones

Darryl is the General Manger of Operations at ANZCO. He joined our company 25 years ago and has held a number of roles in the meat industry. Darryl is responsible for ensuring our operational processing sites run effectively and compliantly.

General Manager People and Capability

Craig Coburn

Craig is the General Manager People and Capability and is responsible for health and safety, communications and human resources.

He joined the team in early 2019 and provides strong strategy and leadership skills, which he developed while operating his own consultancy business for the last 20 years.

Our Approach

It’s not just about who we are, it’s also about how we do it. That’s why every step of the way, we make sure what we do is good for our farmers, suppliers, communities, employees and planet.

Learn about our approach