Alumni Profiles

Andrew Borland

Andrew Borland

Scales Corporation

Chief Executive

Andy is the Chief Executive and Managing Director of Scales Corporation and all of its subsidiaries.

In July 2010 Direct Capital, a New Zealand Private Equity firm purchased a controlling 79.7% shareholding in Scales Corporation from the Receiver of South Canterbury Finance. Direct Capital subsequently asked Andy to become Managing Director after being Chief Executive for the previous four years.

Scales Corporation is a diverse NZ agribusiness company with activities in horticulture; principally apples and apple juice, cold and cool storage and bulk liquid storage facilities for a range of primary sector products, pet food ingredients, shipping logistics, and a large property portfolio. Scales has a turnover of $230 million, employs 375 permanent staff with seasonal employees of 1500 at the peak of the apple harvest.

Prior to joining Scales, Andy spent 17 years at Westpac Banking Corporation, in a range of different roles starting from Agri-Business Manager in 1990 to Head of Corporate Business for New Zealand. Andy holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce, from Lincoln University.