Management Profiles

Andy Borland, Managing Director

Andy joined Scales in 2007 and became Managing Director in 2011. Andy’s full biography is set out above.

Brett Frankel, President Shelby Foods

Brett established Shelby Foods in 2007, and has been its President since inception. Brett has over 20 years’ experience in petfood, having had a senior procurement role prior to starting Shelby. He also represents the third generation of family involvement in the sector, following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather.

Tim Harty, General Manager Meateor Pet Foods

Tim was appointed General Manager at the inception of the JV with Alliance in 2019. Tim has had over 20 years’ experience in the export meat industry, in marketing and operational roles, both in New Zealand and overseas.

Steve Kennelly, Chief Financial Officer

Steve has been with Scales since 1993 in a variety of accounting and financial roles. As CFO, Steve is responsible for finance, funding, legal, company secretarial and information technology. Steve is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Chantelle Ramage, General Manager Profruit

Chantelle has been with Profruit for 16 years, including 14 as General Manager. Prior to that Chantelle held Production Manager and Technical Manager roles with the company. Chantelle graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Food.

Kent Ritchie, CEO Scales Logistics

Kent joined Scales in 1998, and has spent over 30 years in the shipping industry. He has been involved in setting up shipping services from New Zealand, has experience in all aspects of the transport industry and has led Scales’ expansion into the logistics arena.

John Sainsbury, CEO Meateor Group

John has been with Meateor in various management roles for over 20 years. Prior to that, John worked in senior management, marketing and operational roles in the United States. John was appointed CEO of Meateor Foods in March 2015, and CEO of Meateor Group during 2019.

Geoff Smith, Chief Operations Officer

Geoff joined Scales in January 2022 from Zespri where he was Head of New Zealand Supply. Geoff has extensive experience across a variety of agribusinesses, particularly in operations, supply chain, strategy and investment. Geoff has both an Honours degree and Doctorate from Lincoln University.

Hamish Davis, Managing Director Fern Ridge Fresh

Hamish joined Fern Ridge in 2001, becoming Managing Director in 2008. He has over 30 years’ experience in the growing and post-harvest sectors of the apple industry, and remains very active in export sales for the company.

Andrew van Workum, CEO Mr Apple

Andrew has worked in the apple industry for over 30 years. He joined Mr Apple at its inception in 2001 and prior to that was General Manager of Mr Apple’s predecessor, Grocorp Pacific Limited, where he worked for 16 years. He has extensive experience in the production aspects of the apple industry, and was previously a Director of Pipfruit New Zealand.