Our sales and marketing team has specific experience in exporting the best of Central Otago cherries to the world. Led by expert Sharon Kirk, our team goes above and beyond to deliver high-end, exceptional quality fruit which always exceeds expectations. Read more about our friendly team members.

Sharon Kirk

CEO, director and international sales and marketing manager

Sharon is an experienced horticulturalist and export marketing professional who has played a leading role in developing the profile of New Zealand premium fruit on the world stage since the early 1990s.

During her career, Sharon has established the export function and elevated the brand profile for multiple leading New Zealand fresh produce companies including her own businesses.

She has an in-depth understanding of international markets, an extensive network and is well respected within the international produce community.

Sharon has a Horticultural Science Degree from Massey University and a Diploma in Management from the Institute of Management. 

Dave Smith

Sales and marketing coordinator

David has a wealth of experience in market development including executing sales and marketing strategies gleaned over more than 20 years as a result of owning and operating his own businesses.

David joined the team in June 2022 and works alongside Sharon Kirk in marketing cherries domestically and internationally. His work includes deepening connections with existing markets and developing emerging markets.

He develops marketing materials and identifies opportunities to showcase and elevate our brand presence on the world stage.