Thursday, 15 December 2022
Taupō based, low-carbon dairy processing company Miraka, which has one of the world’s lowest carbon footprints, has appointed agribusiness executive, Bruce Scott, as a director of the company.
Chairman of Miraka, Kingi Smiler, welcomed Mr Scott’s appointment which was confirmed at the annual general meeting of shareholders in Taupō this week.
“Bruce Scott is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. He is a seasoned management and finance professional.
Bruce has held executive roles in agri-business, FMCG, shipping, fuels and the fishing industries in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad.
He is a former CEO of Tegel Foods, one of NZ’s oldest food companies and was chair of the NZ Poultry Association. His international experience spans the Middle East, Russia, SE Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.
Bruce’s transferrable food industry knowledge will be a valuable contribution to our business.”
Bruce Scott said “I am delighted to be joining the Miraka whānau – New Zealand’s first Māori owned dairy processing company.
Miraka is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s great success stories and is a leading Māori international export business with NZD$300 million of exports to 17 countries at this time.
The company’s core values, including tikanga and kaitiakitanga – caring for the taiao (natural environment) and resources – are what have attracted me to Miraka.
That we emit 92% less carbon into the atmosphere, compared to coal fired plants, because we use geothermal energy, sets Miraka apart from just about every other global dairy processor.
That’s quite a hallmark milestone and today’s consumers are really valuing this.”
Te Mahau Kingi – Communications Manager
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