Onelink appoints Andrew Mitchell as General Manager

Friday 24 March 2023

Onelink has appointed Andrew Mitchell as General Manager following an executive search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

Onelink is New Zealand’s health supply chain partner and a division of the listed and highly successful EBOS Group.

Andrew’s career to date has included leading direct to consumer supply chains within the Retail/FMCG sectors, most recently with Winstone Wallboards, a division of Fletcher Building and New Zealand’s largest manufacturer and marketer of gypsum plasterboard, drywall systems, and associated products and services. He commenced with Winstone’s as the National Supply Chain Manager in 2013 leading the strategic planning and execution for the overall national supply chain, including safety, planning, international procurement and import and export supply and distribution operations. In 2019, his role grew to include responsibility for both the National Operations and National Supply Chain teams. Since then, Andrew has overseen the end-to-end supply chain and manufacturing function for two key plasterboard manufacturing facilities in Auckland and Christchurch, and multiple warehouse facilities geographically dispersed throughout New Zealand. He has also been deeply heavily involved in the opening of a new manufacturing and storage site in Tauranga.

Previously Andrew was with Foodstuffs North Island for almost ten years, where he held a number of increasingly senior leadership positions across the supply chain. Starting as a Distribution Centre Manager in Rotorua, he progressed to Group Distribution Manager in 2007 and was responsible for the management of multi-site warehousing operations across seven distribution centres. His final position with Foodstuffs North Island was as Group Transport Manager where he spearheaded Route & Retail (R&R) Distribution Ltd with 155 truck and trailer units, establishing the primary freight business model for the organisation. Andrew's prior experience includes roles with NZ Post, New Zealand Automobile Association, Frucor, New Zealand Couriers and Truck Stops (NZ).

He is a qualified Automotive Engineer and joins Onelink on 1 June 2023.