Governance Bio
Peter Tinholt
Appoint Professional

Peter Tinholt

Bay of Plenty
11 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


Private company
Incorporated Entity
Government Sector Org


Board Member
“I am a highly motivated, values based business leader with significant governance, export, sales and operational experience within a broad range of industries, including food, food ingredients, pharma and consumer durables. I think outside the square, am prepared to ask questions and understand the principles of good governance. I am a Chartered director.”


Governance Roles

Chairman / Independent Director

Bluelab Corporation

November 2015 - Present (1 years)

Bluelab is a succesful, rapidly growing innovative company which designs, assembles and markets electronic water testing and monitoring devices that measure pH, ionic strength (conductivity) and temperature for the Hydroponic markets.


Acorn Foundation

August 2014 - Present (2 years)

The Acorn Foundation ( is a Community Foundation based in the Bay of Plenty. We have approximately $13 million under management and a further $100 million in pledges.


Taura Natural Ingredients Ltd

May 2012 - October 2015 (3 years)

I was a director of the local entity, which forms a part of Taura Group Holdings which is the global entity comprising three operating units (NZ, Belgium and US)

Executive Roles

General Manager - Asia Pacific

Taura Natural Ingredients

January 2011 - October 2015 (4 years)

Taura is the global leader in concentrated fruit products for the food manufacturing industry, using a proprietary technology called Ultra Rapid Concentration (URC). 90% of the sales are to blue chip manufacturers and brand owners including, Nestle, Kellogg’s, Sanitarium, Mondelez, Heinz, Griffins, Prolife (Mother Earth), Whittakers, Morinaga (Japan and Taiwan), UHA (Japan), Pepsico (Taiwan).

Various executive roles (incl CEO, MD and GM Sales & Marketing)

Delmaine Fine Foods, Allberry House & Newmans Quality Foods

December 2002 - January 2011 (8 years)

I held a number of roles which changed as a result of two mergers. The majority of this time was spent running a food ingredient business specialising in ingredients for the yoghurt, ice cream and Quick Service Restaurant sectors. Further detail can be supplied in a full CV. .

Integration Manager - Mother Earth

Cadbury Schweppes

January 2002 - December 2002 (11 months)

I was responsible for the full integration of the Mother Earth business into Cadbury Schweppes. This included the closure of two Mother Earth facilities and relocation of these to Cadbury's Dunedin factory, as well as the recruitment of the new Mother Earth division.

General Manager

Mother Earth Pty Ltd

June 2000 - January 2002 (1 years)

Responsible for the running of Mother Earth (Australia) including all sales and marketing and the manufacturing operation.

National Sales Manager

Email Appliances (now Electrolux Home Products)

June 1996 - June 2000 (4 years)

Responsible for the sales of Westinghouse, Simpson, Hoover, Dishlex, Vulcan brands in NZ.

National Sales Manager

Janssen-Cilag Pharmaceuticals (a J&J company)

April 1994 - June 1996 (2 years)

Responsible for all sales through the specialist hospital, general practice and pharmacy (OTC) channels.


Institute of Directors

Certificate in Company Direction, Governance

2014 - 2014

Waikato University

B.Soc.Sc. (Hons), Geography, Sociology, Politics

1987 - 1991

Waikato University

B.Soc.Sc., Geography, Sociology, Politics

1987 - 1990