Andy Sadler is a well-known and respected figure in the industry through his long service to Norman Collett Ltd and the recent successful transition into Avalon Produce Ltd.

Through his chairing of the board, Andy has delivered confident and experienced guidance during the crucial merger process and has seen Avalon thrive in a highly successful first season. He leaves the company confident of the strategic direction of the business and feels that, now the transition is complete, he will take the opportunity to further his interests outside of the top fruit industry.

The board is delighted that Andy will still be available to the business on an advisory level.

The board of Avalon is appreciative of the commitment Andy has shown throughout his tenure and thanks him for his dedication and leadership; they wish him and his family every happiness for the future.

Discussions are being held with a leading farming industry figure with a view to joining the board as chair, an announcement will be made in the very near future.