Alison Barrass

It’s time for a change in leadership at Griffins Foods Limited. The NZ company has announced that its CEO, Alison Barrass, is stepping down from her position as of 31 December 2016.
“Following the announcement last month that I have been appointed to the Board of Spark New Zealand in September of this year, I have advised the business that I am retiring as CEO of Griffins Foods Limited as of 31 December 2016,” Barrass said.

Effective January 2017, she will be taking up a role with Griffin’s as an independent director reporting into the URC board.

Renowned for making some of New Zealand’s favourite biscuits and snacks, including Huntley & Palmers crackers, the company was founded by John Griffin and his family in Nelson, back in 1864. Griffin’s employs more than 800 people nationwide, and prides itself on using top-quality ingredients and unique Kiwi recipes.
The business is currently working through a process to conclude the appointment of a new CEO.