Ballance Agri-Nutrients has announced the appointment of two general managers and the appointments to new roles in strategy and agricultural technology.
Chief executive Mark Wynne said the appointments were aligned with a revised focus for the co-operative on driving value for shareholders from its core fertiliser business, building the capability of its people, and making smarter use of data and technology to support better decision-making both within the company and on the farm.
Jodi Tong has joined the leadership team in the role of general manager customer experience and marketing. Tong is a talented marketer with more than 20 years of experience, including ten in the agribusiness sector with Zespri International, DairyNZ and more recently the Southern Dairy Hub. She has also held senior marketing roles in the consumer goods industry with Lion Nathan, Nestlé, and Reckitt and Colman. In her newly created role at Ballance Tong will lead the marketing, ag-information, customer service and research and development portfolios. Tong has a Bachelor of Management Studies (with Honours) from Waikato University.