Former Zespri CEO joins DMS Board as Director

Lain Jager.

Tauranga-based DMS, the leading kiwifruit and avocado orchard management and post-harvest operator, has announced the appointment of former Zespri International CEO Lain Jager as Board Director.

Lain was previously CEO for Zespri International, a $2.3B Kiwifruit Marketing and Innovation company exporting 450,000 tonnes of Kiwifruit annually to 53 markets from five supply locations.

During his nine-year term as Zespri CEO, Lain won international recognition as a proven leader in marketing and innovation management, international business relations, supply chain logistics and human resources.

“I am incredibly excited to be joining the Board of DMS," says Lain.

“DMS has an outstanding track record of prudent financial management, operational excellence and an unrelenting focus on maximising returns for its growers.”

Since leaving Zespri in December 2017, Lain has been involved in several investment projects across the Agribusiness and Tourism sectors in addition to working with a number of businesses in Governance or Strategic Advisory roles.

“In choosing to join the DMS Board I was mindful of DMS’s long term support of Zespri and the Kiwifruit Industry’s SPE structure as well as its strong support of SunGold.”

DMS Joint Managing Director, Craig Greenlees, adds: “we’re thrilled to have Lain join our Board as Director at an important time in our company’s history. Lain’s proven track record and industry experience means DMS will continue to be in a position to drive innovation throughout our industry and maximise returns for our growers and investors.”


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