The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Director of Babich Wines named CEO of Big Buddy

Big Buddy has announced the appointment of Jason Judkins as its new CEO.

Big Buddy is a not-for-profit organisation that matches boys without fathers in their lives with volunteer men from the community (“Big Buddies”).

Jason Judkins

Judkins – the former CEO of Yealands Wine Group – is currently a Director of Babich Wines and the CEO of Hop Revolution, a start-up hop growing, processing and exporting business.

Big Buddy is Judkin’s first appointment within the not-for-profit sector and he says he was drawn to the role out of a desire to make a positive social impact in New Zealand.

“For over 20 years Big Buddy has been walking alongside amazing mums and caregivers, matching good guys with boys and creating life changing relationships,” he says.

“I’m thrilled to be part of a great team that has such a positive ripple effect throughout New Zealand.”

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