Board of Directors

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D A PILKINGTON – BSc, BE, GradDip Dairy Science & Technology, Chair
David Pilkington was a member of Fonterra’s senior executive team. He holds Directorships in Northport Limited, Port of Tauranga Trustee Company Limited and PrimePort Timaru Limited and chairs Douglas Pharmaceuticals Limited, Hellers Limited and Rangatira Limited. He has a strong background in marketing, international business and supply chain logistics. David joined the Board in July 2005.
K R ELLIS – BCA Economics (1st Honours), BE Chemical (1st Honours)
Kim Ellis is Chair of Metlifecare Limited, NZ Social Infrastructure Fund Limited and Sleepyhead Group Limited, and a Director of Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited, Fonterra Shareholders Fund (FSF) Management Company Limited and Freightways Limited. Kim chairs the Remuneration Committee and joined the Board in May 2013.

Julia Hoare has a comprehensive range of commercial, financial, tax, regulatory and sustainability expertise which she developed over the course of 20 years as a partner with PwC. She retired from the PwC partnership on 31 December 2012 to pursue a full time corporate governance career. Julia is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Other directorships include: Director, AWF Madison Group Limited, New Zealand Post Limited, The A2 Milk Company Limited and subsidiary The A2 Milk Company (New Zealand) Limited and Watercare Services Limited, and Member of Auckland Committee, Institute of Directors, Advisory Panel to External Reporting Board and the Institute of Directors Council.

Julia chairs the Audit Committee and joined the Board in August 2015.

A R LAWRENCE – BCA (Business Admin)

Alastair Lawrence is a very experienced corporate advisor specialising in commercial evaluation and strategy development. He was a Director of private investment bank Antipodes  from 1998-2014.

Governance roles have included the Takeovers Panel, Landcare Research Limited, Coda GP and a number of mid-market private companies.

Alastair joined the Board in February 2014.

Doug Leeder is Chair of Bay of Plenty Regional Council. He is a dairy farmer, and has considerable experience in governance and management. Doug has held positions of governance in Federated Farmers, was a Director and Chair of Bay Milk Products, Director of the East Bay Health Board, Chair of Subsidiaries East Bay Energy Trust, Chair of NZ Dairy Group and Dairy Insight and Director of DEXCEL. Doug joined the Board in October 2015.
 Photo to come Rob McLeod joined the Board of Quayside Holdings Limited in November 2016. Rob is currently on the board of NZX listed Sanford Group, and has been past board member of ANZ National Bank, Tainui Group Holdings, Sky City Entertainment Group and Telecom. Rob was Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands) CEO / Managing Partner for the international accounting practice of Ernst & Young and more latterly as Ernst & Young New Zealand Chairman, a position from which he retired on 31 December 2015. Rob joined the Board in October 2017.