Managing Director, Westie Food Group
The RBA Board is thrilled to appoint Stefan Crooks as the new chairman. As a passionate business owner in Rosebank, Stefan brings 27 years’ experience in business management to the board.
Stefan bought Westie Food Group, previously known as The Natural Food Company, in 2010. Located on Timothy Place, Westie Food Group specialises in fresh chilled food products and sells to all supermarkets across New Zealand, to the foodservice industry, and trade groups.
Stefan brings a wealth of knowledge to the board from ground floor sales and marketing, to key account management, business development, and strategic planning through to board room reporting and financial planning.
Working with the community is hugely important to Stefan. He is a firm believer that the more you pay it forward, the more you get back. Westie Food Groups is involved with a range of sports, from The Vodafone Warriors to softball and BMX teams, to local sports and school clubs and lunch shouts. Stefan is also a Trustee of Pathways to Future Trust.
“My love of people and relationships, along with strong negotiating skills enables me to cultivate, problem solve and develop key relationships at all levels,” says Stefan.