Rod Gibson Departs Foodstuffs

Rod Gibson, the head of New Zealand’s largest and most trusted grocery brand Pams, is moving from general manager of Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd (FOBL) to a new role as CEO of Vetcare and Animates.

Gibson began working at Foodstuffs 11 years ago as Group Manager for PAK’nSAVE. After a stint as Fresh Foods Manager for Foodstuffs Auckland, Gibson became CEO of Liquorland and spent the next three years in this role. He then moved to FOBL – driving fantastic growth over four years.

Steve Anderson, managing director of Foodstuffs NZ, mentioned that Gibson was leaving Foodstuffs Own Brands in a very strong position.

“Rod’s passion and dedication has put our Private Label products at the heart of millions of New Zealanders’ picnics, refrigerators and pantries. With his leadership, Pams, Pams Finest, Value and Pams Superfoods have seen unprecedented growth and continue to be one of the key drivers of customer preference. These iconic brands enable New Zealanders to access top quality fresh food and groceries at affordable prices.”

Gibson will stay in his role at Foodstuffs Own Brands until the end of March 2019. An executive search is now underway for a new leader for an award-winning team.