7:00 am – 8:30 am
Wednesday 2nd September, 2015
Alister Haigh – CEO Haigh’s Chocolates
Alister Haigh is the Chief Executive of Haigh’s Chocolates, Australia’s oldest chocolate retailer and one of only a handful worldwide making premium chocolates from the cocoa bean that are sold in their own retail stores.
Alister is the fourth generation to work in this family owned and run business which has just celebrated its centenary. After completing a four year traineeship in the Haigh’s factory, learning every aspect of the production process, Alister went on to become Company Secretary, Factory Manager and then General Manager of the Haigh’s group in 1984. Six years later Alister was appointed Joint Managing Director with his brother Simon, and in 1995 became CEO. Since then, Haigh’s has more than trebled in size with 14 retail stores including six in Melbourne, two in Sydney and now online.
Alister is on the board of Service Skills SA representing the retail industry and is a committee member of Family Business Australia (SA) and the Australian Industry Group (SA Branch). He is also a member of The Executive Connection (an organisation for CEOs) and a longstanding supporter of Variety SA and other selected charities.
Alister enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, fishing, riding his Harley and raising funds for Variety.
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