February 2019 – Animates New Zealand appoints Rod Gibson as Chief Executive Officer

14 Jun February 2019 – Animates New Zealand appoints Rod Gibson as Chief Executive Officer

Animates New Zealand (NZ) is pleased to announce Rod Gibson has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer following an Executive Search conducted by SEQEL Partners. Animates NZ is a joint venture between the NZX listed EBOS, and Greencross Australia. Animates NZ is an integrated Pet Retailer with national coverage, providing a broad range of animal products. The store network also provides customers a range of services including veterinarian pet care, washing and grooming.

Rod Gibson has spent the last 11 years with Foodstuffs North Island. In his current role, Rod is General Manager of Foodstuffs Own Brands. Rod has achieved significant growth in the private label business, with leading brands such as Pams, Pams Finest and Pams Superfoods. Previously Rod was Chief Executive Office of Liquorland.

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