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Rockit announces key appointments amid exciting growth phase

 Rockit Global Limited has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer.

Just three weeks shy of opening its new global headquarters, packhouse and coolstore in Hastings, New Zealand, the miniature fruit company with exclusive world rights to grow and market the Rockit™ apple variety has announced Steven Anderson will lead its finance team.

Steven comes to Rockit with an impressive résumé that includes nine years with Fonterra Co-operative Group. His various roles at the dairy giant include Commercial Manager for Fonterra’s domestic food service business, where he led a strategic plan reset for its lifestyle beverages business.  Most recently, Steven has held the position of GM Commercial for Fonterra’s global organics business, charged with maximising the milk price paid to Fonterra’s organic farmers. He also has a background in banking, having enjoyed stints at both Deutsche Bank and Lloyds Banking Group.

Rockit Global CEO Mark O’Donnell says he “couldn’t be happier” to have succeeded in attracting Steven to the team. “This is a very exciting and interesting time for Rockit as we push further into existing markets, develop new ones, and lead the way in the innovation space,” he says. “To achieve our goals, we’re quickly growing an excellent team with broad capability. Steven will take a key role in ensuring we continue to innovate, think differently and move at pace.”

Steven, who commences his role in August, says he’s proud to be involved with a world-leading business like Rockit. “I’m very excited to be joining such an innovative team and one that has achieved so much over the last few years,” he says. “Rockit is a company evolving quickly, and I’m looking forward to being part of this important phase of its growth journey, and delivering on the extensive opportunities in front of us.”

The company’s new global headquarters will officially open on June 1st and is set over 21,000m². Automated packing lines, coolstore technology and assisted processing means that in full production, Rockit aims to pack 400,000 – 500,000 tubes of the fully mature snack apples each day, delivering 120 million apples to consumers around the globe in 2021.

“Such exponential growth has prompted us to continue expanding our team, and alongside Steven, we have made a raft of further appointments across the business,” says Mark. “One of our new faces is that of Tom Lane, who joined our Senior Leadership Team this month from Coca-Cola Amatil, in the role of General Counsel,” says Mark.

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