Apple growers pick new CEO
South Australia’s largest apple co-operative Lenswood Appleas has appointed former SANFL boss Jake Parkinson as its new CEO.
Parkinson, who worked for nearly 13 years at West End Brewery managing logistics and supply chain coordination, takes the helm at Lenswood after stepping down as SANFL CEO in October last year.
He will replace current CEO Shane Chisholm on Thursday, June 10.
The Adelaide Hills apple and pear co-operative has also announced the appointment of Michael Waite as an Independent Director.
Waite, who last year founded the Naracoorte Community News, has previously worked in Seattle as Senior Vice President of Operations at real estate and investment firm BentallGreenOak, and as Head of Finance with Bill Gates’s Cascade Investment LLC. He is also the keynote speaker at InDaily's 40 Under 40 Awards on Thursday night at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
His appointment at Lenswood is until the company’s May 2023 AGM.