The Griffins Food Company appoints Dan Gilbert as Managing Director

Friday 11 January 2019

Iconic New Zealand food company, Griffins, has appointed Dan Gilbert as Managing Director following an international search conducted by SEQEL Partners. Dan is currently Managing Director of Heineken’s Solomon Islands (and associated territories) business, a role he has held for the last 2 years. For the previous 5 years, Dan was Sales Director at DB Breweries another Heineken operating company and oversaw the sales and category functions for the organisation.

Earlier in his career, Dan spent 9 years at Lion Nathan in New Zealand and Australia. His the final 2 years at Lion were as Sales Director for Lion Dairy and Drinks Australia, a $2b market leader in juice, flavoured milk, yoghurt and cheese. Post tertiary, Dan’s early career was spent in leading global FMCG company Mars, in both sales and marketing leadership positions. Dan has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from the University of Wellington. Dan is also a graduate of INSEAD Business School.

Dan and his family will be relocating from the Solomon Island to Auckland for the role.