ZESPRI Chairman Honoured

Media Release - 19 November 2009

At last week’s AGM for the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, held in Wellington, Mr John Loughlin received the prestigious honour of Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

As one of only 24 Members to be conferred a Fellowship this year, John Loughlin of the Hawke’s Bay Branch of the Institute has a long list of achievements to his name.

As Chairman of ZESPRI Group Limited since 2008 and an Independent Director since 2002, John has brought significant value to ZESPRI

“John has been involved with ZESPRI for over seven years and has played a pivotal role in directing the organisation’s growth and success over this period,” said Mr Lain Jager, ZESPRI CEO.

“We are delighted that John has been honoured by the Institute for his achievements and contributions and we are extremely proud to have a person of this calibre as our Chairman,” added Mr Jager.

John’s professional advice and sound judgment has been sought after by many other organisations. John also holds the position of Chairman with Allied Farmers Limited, Allied Nationwide Finance Limited and Tru-Test Corporation Limited. John is a Director of Metlifecare Limited, Port of Napier Limited, Kermadec Property Fund Limited, Taupo Motorsport Park Limited, and Centralines Limited. He is a former Issuer Appointee to NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal. 

As well as contributing to the success of many New Zealand businesses over the course of his career, John and his wife have spent the last 16 years developing a vineyard and the award-winning Askerne winery business in Hawke's Bay.

Fellowships from the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants are a high level award, conferred on members who demonstrate excellence and achievement in their field, bringing distinction to the accounting profession and promoting the core values of quality, integrity and expertise.

Members are nominated by their peers in a strictly confidential process and the decision of the Council is handed down at the AGM each year.

At the 2009 AGM, 24 Institute members from New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom were recognised for their valued contribution to the accounting profession and honoured with Fellowships.

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants represents over 32,000 members both in New Zealand and around the world. 

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