Zespri's chief financial officer has resigned, it has been reported.

The National Business Review online reports today that Mervyn Dallas handed in his resignation yesterday and will finish working at the Mount Maunganui fruit marketing company in June.

Mr Dallas' term as chief financial officer coincided with difficulties for Zespri with Customs duties such as Korea, China and Taiwan, leading to multi-million dollar fines for Zespri and a prison conviction of a subsidiary employee.

However, Mr Dallas said his resignation was totally unrelated to these factors, NBR Online reported.


No one from Zespri could be reached this morning.