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Sue Clark

Sue Clark started her career with Procter & Gamble UK, working in various Sales and Marketing roles in the North of England.

Sue then spent two years travelling overseas and during that time visited New Zealand for the first time. She returned to the UK for her first stint in the liquor industry, working for Bacardi-Martini UK selling their wine and spirit portfolio. Sue finally succumbed to the lure of New Zealand and emigrated in January 1994.

She joined Heinz-Wattie NZ as Trade Marketing Manager and was subsequently promoted to National Sales Manager. Sue then moved within the Heinz group to work for the US business developing their pet food business in Asia.

Sue joined Villa Maria in 1998 as Sales and Marketing Manager, initially focusing on developing domestic sales through the supermarket channel and then focusing her efforts on expanding the company’s presence overseas. After five years she left to work as a business consultant and in that capacity has remained working with Villa Maria throughout the last 10 years, being appointed to the board in May 2013.

Sue lives in Auckland with her partner John and enjoys outdoor pursuits and travelling in her spare time.