New Norco CEO Brett Kelly, 46, understands the need for good, loyal staff.
New Norco CEO Brett Kelly, 46, understands the need for good, loyal staff. CATHY ADAMS

New Norco chief praises calibre of staff

NEW Norco chief Brett Kelly started his business career on the ground floor, so he understands the need for good, loyal staff.

Fortunately for the local dairy co-operative, Norco has a host of passionate employees keen to maintain and spread the co-operative's good name.

“I've been in this position for seven weeks and early on I visited all the Norco rural stores. I met the sales teams and I received some good feedback and I am impressed with the calibre of people employed by Norco,” the 46-year-old executive said.

While Mr Kelly started on the floor of an independent supermarket, he has risen through the ranks to become a veteran business manager of such big names as Big W, Canterbury International, Mountain Designs and, most recently, Symbion Health - a company with an incredible $3 billion turnover.

He says he is positive about Norco's future, despite global economic concerns.

“We have a good team with much experience and passion. We have a quality product and a good brand name in the market,” he said.

“Our job is to concentrate on the basics, to look after our people, to keep our costs down, focus on who our customers are, and build on our market position.

“We are fortunate the Norco name is iconic and the team of people behind it have a broad range of knowledge.”

Mr Kelly lives on the Gold Coast and commutes between Norco's offices in Lismore, Labrador and Brisbane.



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