March 11, 2022
Miraka takes world view for top job
Māori-owned dairy company Miraka has gone for global experience in its new chief executive.
Miraka chair Kingi Smiler says Karl Gradon has solid credentials and international experience in business development and strategy across the dairy, agricultural and primary industry sectors.
He has held senior management positions in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States with Fonterra and Kerry Ingredients.
Since returning to New Zealand he has held governance roles and directorships, as well as being chief executive of New Zealand Mānuka Group.
Miraka now processes around 300 million litres of milk into various products and exports to 24 countries from its factory near Taupō.