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Food production

From farm to fork, we’ve got your supply chain covered

Through our industry experience and food supply services, we offer a total solution to enhance food security, sustainability and business performance. 

The food sector is facing a number of challenges from changing consumer preferences, sustainability, climate change and technology disruption through to navigating COVID-19, and food security and traceability. With the right strategy and careful planning these issues present unique opportunities for New Zealand businesses to grow and succeed on the global stage.

Our services 

With our fully integrated suite of services in food production, we’ll build the resilience, agility and reputation of your organisation. Our services include:  

Supply chain resilience and supply continuity

We’ll help you take control by evaluating your vulnerabilities to disruptive events and support you in taking steps to enhance the resilience of your supply chain.

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Vendor risk management

Proactive behaviour in vendor risk management will reduce your compliance costs, product recalls and improve consumer confidence. Our services include: risk identification, qualification and mitigation; end-to-end risk management process review, recommendations and remediation; and enhancing awareness and executive management training as it relates to food safety, quality and security.

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Working capital management

Our working capital methodology is supported by cash management, benefits realisation and change management to ensure improvements are tangible and sustainable.

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Quality management and performance improvement

We’ll make recommendations to improve food safety and quality performance, deliver profitable results and customer confidence across your supply chain. Our services include: situation analysis, impact analysis, remedial steps and management training, food security, safety and quality related vocational training.

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Product recall and crisis management

We’ll protect your company and its reputation by preparing for and managing crisis event situations relating to food security, safety and quality (including relevant process and controls testing, identifying remedial actions and public relations).

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Efficient and progressive food safety management that goes beyond working through the regulatory requirements calls for a comprehensive approach – prevention, monitoring, traceability and information. We use technology-enabled solutions to trace products and gather evidence for compliance.

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Strategic sustainability

Sustainability considerations should be embedded in corporate strategy and risk planning to protect your brand and achieve sustainable growth. We’ll help you tackle risks, such as securing the resources you need, in a way that’s not only financially, socially and environmentally sustainable but also real, inclusive, responsible and lasting.

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Food production team

Peter Chambers

Partner, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 404 015


Craig Armitage

Canterbury Managing Partner and China Business Group Lead, Canterbury, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 616 232


Dr Victoria Hatton

Director, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC New Zealand

+64 27 538 5338


Paul Nickels

Partner, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 576 328


Tiniya du Plessis

Partner, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 495 856


John Dixon

Partner, Canterbury, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 348 351


Jan Gatley

Partner, Waikato, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 190 7011


Dougal Ferguson

Executive Director, Christchurch, PwC New Zealand

+64 27 200 4794


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