Board of Directors

Constitution Documents | Management Structure

D A PILKINGTON – BSc, BE, GradDip Dairy Science & Technology, CFInstD, 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 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
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, including 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)
Kim Ellis is Chair of Green Cross Health and NZ Social Infrastructure Fund 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.

Julia is Deputy Chair of The a2 Milk Company Limited and Watercare Services Limited and her other directorships include:  Auckland International Airport Limited, Meridian Energy 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)

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 Subsidiary East Bay Energy Trust, Chair of NZ Dairy Group and Dairy Insight, and Director of DEXCEL. Doug joined the Board in October 2015.
  Sir Robert McLeod joined the Board of Quayside Holdings Limited in November 2016 and is Chair. Sir Robert is currently Chair of Quayside Securities Limited, Quayside Properties Limited, NZX listed Sanford Group and Ngati Porou Holding Company Limited, Director of AZSTA NZ Limited, MSJS NZ Limited, Point 76 Limited, Point Guard Limited, Point Seventy Limited and VCFA NZ Limited.  Sir Robert has been a past Board Member of ANZ National Bank, Tainui Group Holdings, SkyCity Entertainment Group and Telecom and he 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.  In 2019, Sir Robert was appointed Knight Companion of the NZ Order of Merit.  Sir Robert joined the Board in October 2017.