[5 December/ Otago Daily Times]

Silver Fern Farms has named Zespri Chief Operating Officer, Simon Limmer, as its new Chief Executive. Mr Limmer had worked for Zespri in a variety of general management roles in New Zealand and China, and would take over from Dean Hamilton in March 2018. Silver Fern Farms Chairman, Rob Hewett said Mr Limmer came with deep commercial experience in the food, manufacturing and service sectors, both in New Zealand and in several of the key international markets in which Silver Fern Farms operated.