The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Sileni Estates appoints new CEO

rsz_sileni_nigelaverySileni Estates has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer for their award-winning New Zealand winery.

Nigel Avery has recently returned to New Zealand from the United States where he was CEO of Sileni Estates’ U.S. operations.

He has been involved in the family business in various capacities since its inception in 1997, but joined full-time in 2008 as General Manager of New Zealand and Asia. Responsible for significant growth in these regions, Nigel then transferred to America in 2013.

Sileni President, Sir Graeme Avery, says Nigel has significant experience across the wine industry and brings a valuable mix of leadership, strategic skills and financial experience to the role.

“These characteristics and Nigel’s experience within the business make him the perfect candidate to lead the next phase of our growth strategy. I’m confident the business will continue to flourish under his leadership.”