CRV Ambreed is trying to round up a new managing director as the organisation’s current ‘shepherd’ prepares to lead a new herd abroad.
Taking on a new role in CRV’s global artificial breeding business, Angus Haslett has taken the reins as CEO of CRV Ambreed’s Dutch parent company, CRV. He will relocate to Holland once travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted.
“Bringing together the collective strengths of CRV globally, there is an opportunity for us to leverage access to an extensive pool of knowledge and expertise and work together more to tackle industry challenges. I am looking forward to the opportunities my new role will present to make this happen,” he says.
With the wider CRV Group since 2009, Mr Haslett has worked in the agriculture sector for more than 25 years. He expects his experience will prove vital abroad at a time when New Zealand farmers, more than ever, have a crucial role to play in feeding the world.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of the role New Zealand plays when it comes to feeding the world, particularly with our dairy products. But we need to do so in a way that is sustainable. With genetics, we can help with both.”
As CRV’s first ever international CEO, he will lead a team of more than 2,000 staff worldwide. Recruitment for his successor at CRV Ambreed in New Zealand is underway.