Lisa Oldershaw will join the Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd (FOBL) team as general manager as of April 1.

Lisa is currently the New World banner manager at Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI). Since joining the team in July 2018 Lisa has worked to drive New World’s market position across the North Island. In just a few short months Lisa has led the New World banner team with the right mix of innovation and challenge while keeping things simple and always focused on what’s best for the customer.

“We had a very competitive recruitment process with several team members stepping up wanting to lead the growth of one of New Zealand’s biggest brand portfolios.  It was incredible to see the high calibre of applicants for this role from across our two co-ops and it’s exciting to see our talented team members developing into leadership roles like this; FOBL is a big part of our Foodstuffs business,” said Chris Quin, CEO FSNI.

Lisa brings with her 23 years of retail experience. She began her retail career at Tesco in the UK where she spent 13 years in a variety of buying and category management roles. The private label business is fiercely competitive in Europe and the UK and Lisa’s understanding of this will add to FOBL’s extraordinary team and talent.

Lisa moved to New Zealand in 2007 and led the Health and Beauty team at The Warehouse Group, followed by a brief stint with Foodstuffs Wellington. Prior to joining the FSNI team last year, Lisa's most recent positions were with BP Oil NZ as national food and merchandise manager and retail dealer manager.

“Pams is a beloved staple in virtually all Kiwi households – and we’re only going from strength to strength.  We’re now often the market leader in a number of key categories.  Whether the customer is looking for superfoods, exotic spices, ready-to-baste Christmas hams, fresh salad greens, or the finest and best value Italian chopped tomatoes; Pams, Value or Pams Finest have it all,” added Oldershaw.

Current GM Rod Gibson heads off to the role as CEO Vetcare and Animates after having made an outstanding contribution to Foodstuffs over the last eleven years.