Alliance Group Chief Executive David Surveyor Resigns

7 Nov 2022

Alliance Group announced today that Chief Executive Officer David Surveyor will be leaving the co-operative in 2023 to return home to Australia.

“On behalf of the Alliance Board, I have regrettably accepted David’s resignation, however we understand his desire to pursue other opportunities after nearly eight years in the role,” says Alliance Group chair Murray Taggart.

“David has demonstrated strong leadership and personal dedication for the benefit of our farmer-shareholders and the Alliance team. I sincerely thank David for his tremendous contribution throughout his tenure.

“David joined Alliance Group at a challenging period for the company and the industry. He set out a transformation strategy to build a stronger co-operative focused on maximising operational efficiency and capturing more market value.

“Alliance Group has now returned to a position of strength with increasing revenue and profitability, a strong balance sheet and a record safety performance. Pleasingly, we have also seen an increase in shareholder numbers and growth in our brands and premium products.

“David leaves Alliance Group well positioned for the future, and we wish him all the very best as he seeks out new challenges in his professional life.”

David Surveyor said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the company and I am sad to be leaving Alliance Group, but I know that the time is right for me and my family.

“I feel positive knowing I leave with the co-operative in a much stronger position. I’m proud of the way our team has worked together to deliver our strategy and I would like to thank the Board for
the support over the past eight years.

“What is important now is the future and getting results for New Zealand farmers. Alliance has an exciting future as it continues its transformation with the next generation of leadership.”

The Board will now commence an executive search for Mr Surveyor’s replacement.

For further information, contact:

Sam Halstead
Telephone: 027 474 6065

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