New leadership focus will energise Farmlands offering

In February, Farmlands made a significant appointment which signalled a strategic shift for the co-operative.

John Campbell started in the role of General Manager – Energy which was previously known as General Manager – Fuel. The name change aims to position Farmlands advantageously for the future, something John says he is looking forward to.

“Being part of a forward-focused co-operative team that is willing to invest in alternative energy options to meet our shareholders’ future energy requirements is what drew me into this role.”

John has significant experience in the New Zealand fuel industry, most recently as Chief Executive of Southfuels Limited and has a strong procurement background.

“On the back of a strong legacy of delivering great fuel and lubricant solutions, I am looking forward to working with colleagues to build and execute a new strategy which will meet our shareholder and customers’ changing energy requirements,” he says.

Former General Manager – Fuel, Mark McHardy has remained with Farmlands and moved into a newly created role of Director – External Relations.

Five months on and John is “glad to be part of a really capable team. We’re working on some pretty exciting stuff and I’m looking forward to getting out and meeting more customers over the next couple of months.”