Decipher Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Taulelei to the Board of Directors of ANZCO Foods.

Decipher Group was awarded the search and recruitment assignment for an Independent Director for ANZCO Foods, as part of a competitive pitch process. ANZCO Foods is a regionally significant business, it is New Zealand’s fifth largest exporter with a turnover of NZ$1.53b and customers in more than 80 countries. A wholly Japanese owned company, ANZCO Foods has a New Zealand management team with its corporate offices based in Christchurch.

In the delivery of this governance recruitment assignment, Decipher Group worked directly with the NZ-based Chair and CEO.

The specific competencies determined by ANZCO Foods as core requirements for an Independent Director were firmly focused on the Board’s commitment to supporting the Japanese shareholder by bringing New Zealand and International insights to the business. In terms of the recruitment assignment, this required significant search work throughout New Zealand and Australia. As anticipated, with such a high profile and successful brand, the results of the advertising were considerable, and the screening of each candidate was extensive. We left no stone unturned in terms of our commitment to both our client and the candidate communities that we support.

Decipher Group is a well-respected governance recruitment consultancy. Along with decades of knowledge and know-how, gained from working across a range of sectors and regions, many of our team are also experienced governance professionals. This means we have a different level of understanding in terms of governance roles and the competencies required in the successful candidate.

The recruitment process developed for ANZCO Foods included an early calibration stage during the initial search period, to ensure the candidates we were uncovering and progressing, met the expectations of the Chair and the requirements of the Board. The calibration meeting is a critical part of a governance recruitment journey and often becomes a turning point in the desired competencies, as the candidates presented offer additional technical skills, professional attributes, and aspirations that were perhaps not fully explored during the role brief process.

Decipher Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Taulelei to the Board of Directors of ANZCO Foods. An experienced governance professional Rachel currently holds governance roles with The Warehouse Group, Sky Stadium, APEC, Moana NZ, and Movac.

Governance search led by Sarcha Every.

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