Board of Directors

Constitution Documents | Management Structure

D A PILKINGTON – BSc, BE, GradDip Dairy Science & Technology, CFInstD, Chair
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
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.
A M ANDREW – BE Chemical & Materials (1st Class Honours), MBA (Distinction), FEngNZ, CMInstD
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Alison Andrew is currently Chief Executive of Transpower New Zealand, having joined in 2014. She has held a number of senior executive roles across various industry sectors, most recently as Global Head of Chemicals for Orica PLC. She has also been a Director for Genesis Energy. Prior to those roles, she held a number of senior roles at Fonterra Cooperative Group and across the Fletcher Challenge Group in Energy, Forests and Paper. Alison has a MBA from Warwick University, and studied Engineering (Chemicals and Materials) at Auckland University. Alison joined the Board in April 2018.
K R ELLIS – BCA Economics (1st Class Honours), BE Chemical (1st Class Honours)
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
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.
J C HOARE – BCom, FCA, CMInstD
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

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.

Julie is Deputy Chair of The a2 Milk Company Limited and Watercare Services Limited and her other directorships include: Director, Auckland International Airport Limited, AWF Madison Group Limited, New Zealand Post Limited, and The A2 Milk Company (New Zealand) Limited (subsidiary of The A2 Milk Company 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)
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

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.

D W LEEDER 
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 Subsidiary East Bay Energy Trust, Chair of NZ Dairy Group and Dairy Insight, and Director of DEXCEL. Doug joined the Board in October 2015.
R A MCLEOD – LLB, BCom, FCA
  Rob McLeod joined the Board of Quayside Holdings Limited in November 2016 and is Chair. Rob is currently on the Board of NZX listed Sanford Group and Tax Management NZ Limited, and has been past Board Member of ANZ National Bank, Tainui Group Holdings, SkyCity 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 Chair, a position from which he retired on 31 December 2015. Rob joined the Board in October 2017.