foodstuffs CFOFOODSTUFFS North Island Limited chief financial officer, David Stewart was named CFO of the Year at the 2015 CFO Awards.  Stewart played a central role in a merger between Foodstuffs Auckland and Foodstuffs Wellington, resulting in substantial savings in overheads and a new organisation earning a total of $7 billion of income a year. Judge of the 2015 CFO Awards Chye Heng said Stewart established credibility and trust during the merger and acted transparently in the interests of both co-operatives, “displaying a wonderful blend of confidence, competence and humility”. The judges described Stewart as an astute CFO who thinks strategically and executes successfully.