Ballance Agri-Nutrients appoints Tony van der El as General Manager On Shore Supply Chain

Monday 10 September 2018

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has announced the appointment of Tony van der El to the newly created General Manager On Shore Supply Chain position.

Tony is charged with creating a future focused (on shore) Supply Chain function via driving enhancements, efficiencies and leveraging the significant capex which will be allocated to the function.

Tony is a highly experienced senior manufacturing and supply chain executive having gained experience within the food processing, manufacturing, food services and retail sectors. His last eight years have been with Simplot Australia, a $1.5b food manufacturer with complete vertical integration from growing, sourcing, processing to marketing and selling its products. Tony spent the last year as Executive Director – Commercial, managing the sales function, and was previously Executive Director – Supply Chain, where he led a significant business improvement program and total team of over 1,800 across operations.

Prior to Simplot, Tony had a 14 year career with Cadbury across a number of customer, operations and supply chain roles, culminating in the Supply Chain Director position responsible for all operations across Australia and New Zealand.

A Kiwi by birth, Tony and his wife are looking forward to returning to New Zealand after a number of year’s off-shore and will relocate to the Bay of Plenty, from Melbourne, later this year.  Tony will commence on 1 October.