Invivo & Co has announced the appointment of Mark Darrow as the new Board Chair, effective immediately.

Darrow’s previous beverage experience includes Charlie’s Group through their NZX listing and sale to Asahi.

He has also held a number of governance roles across a range of entities including NZTA, Inland Revenue, Counties-Manukau DHB, Primary ITO, Armstrong Motor Group, Balle Brothers Group, MTF, Leighs Construction, The Lines Company, MTA, VTNZ and Panuku.

He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a Justice of the Peace.

“I am delighted to join the Board of this high growth, successful and innovative company at a really exciting time,” says Darrow.

“It has challenged traditional business models in the wine industry and I am really look forward to working with the company developing that further.”

Invivo cofounder Rob Cameron says the key focus for the company is governance and building a dynamic board to take the company to the next exciting growth stage.

“We welcome Mark who brings years of experience across a number of industries. The board is looking forward to his input to our company,” he says.

As New Zealand’s only equity crowdfunded wine and gin company, Invivo & Co recently announced their half year results to their stakeholders.

Key highlights included total sales increasing by 46% for the half year to 30 September 2020 vs. 2019. Wine bottle sales are at 2.49 million bottles for the 6 months and exports now account for 87% of revenue.

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