Thursday, 06 May 2021 08:55

Arrivederci Nikki!

Written by  Peter Burke
Nikki Johnson is off to take up a new role with Zespri in Italy. Nikki Johnson is off to take up a new role with Zespri in Italy.

In a matter of days, kiwifruit growers organisation (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson will leave her role at NZKGI.

Johnson is moving to Zespri to take up the role of strategic projects manager, based in the company's office in Bologna, Italy. She's been with NZKGI since 2016.

Johnson says the new role is an opportunity for her to stay in kiwifruit.

"It's also a good opportunity to take my knowledge of kiwifruit and do something different with it.The role is looking across the northern hemisphere business - Japan, Korea, France, Greece, Italy and the north Americas, where there are trials or full production taking place under the Zespri brands.

she told Hort News.

"I've always wanted to live overseas and in Italy so it's two good outcomes," she says.

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