Raewyn Bleakley

Chief Executive, NZ Food & Grocery Council

Raewyn was appointed the new Chief Executive of the Food and Grocery Council in October 2022. She is an experienced senior leader who has worked across and within government for over 20 years - over six of them in Chief Executive roles at various industry associations.  

Her experience in member associations has been extensive. She started her career in New Zealand as a Regional Manager for the Hospitality Association and was appointed the first National Operations Manager, before taking on the dual roles of Chief Executive of the Bus and Coach Association NZ and the Rental Vehicle Association of NZ. In 2012 she was appointed Chief Executive of Business Central, incorporating the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.

Her most recent position was Deputy Chief Executive at Fire and Emergency and she has extensive governance experience across multiple sectors.