Lain Jager

Chairman of the Establishment Leadership Group

Food and Fibre Aoteroa

Lain Jager is best known for his time with the hugely successful kiwifruit marketer Zespri where he was CEO from 2008 to 2017. During his tenure as CEO Zespri grew strongly through the impact and recovery from the bacterial vine disease Psa, grower returns doubled, and the share price grew from $1.00 to $8.00. Today, Lain is involved in a range of investment projects in Tourism and Agribusiness, serves as a Director on several Boards, acts as a strategic advisor to a small number of companies, and is Chairman of the Establishment Leadership Group working to bring the pan sector leadership organisation Aotearoa Food and Fibre New Zealand to life.