Gull New Zealand appoints new CEO

Gull NZ has announced the retirement of its current CEO, Dave Bodger, with Dan Gilbert stepping into the role from June.

Gilbert is currently the Managing Director of The Griffin’s Food Company, New Zealand’s largest snack food business, and has more than 25 years FMCG domestic and international business experience.

Over the course of his career, Gilbert has worked for the iconic branded businesses of Mars, Lion, Heineken, and Griffin’s. He has spent the last 15 years in senior executive leadership roles and has a strong track record in leading winning teams. Prior to Griffins, he was the Managing Director of Heineken in the South Pacific.

Fay Bou, Chairman of Gull NZ, says the company is delighted to have a leader of Gilbert’s calibre join the business as he brings with him a strong track record of successfully growing businesses.

“Dan has deep and extensive experience in growing world leading consumer and retail brands and so he is a leader who will help take Gull NZ to another level with his focus on the consumer, commercial insights and knowledge,” says Bou.

Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and is a graduate of the prestigious INSEAD Business School in France.

He says: “I’m hugely excited by the opportunity to lead Gull NZ on the next stage of its journey in delivering ongoing value to Kiwi motorists. I can’t wait to get started with the Gull NZ team.”

Following his retirement, Bodger will remain on the Company’s Board as a Non-Executive Director and continue to serve the company and its customers with his more than 30 years of fuel industry knowledge and experience at a governance level.

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