Fonterra creates new management position

By Jim Cornall contact

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Fonterra CEO Miles Hurrell called new COO Whineray 'a results-orientated New Zealand business leader.'
Fonterra CEO Miles Hurrell called new COO Whineray 'a results-orientated New Zealand business leader.'

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New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has created the new role of chief operating officer, and the position will be filled by Fraser Whineray, who will start in early 2020.

Whineray is currently the chief executive of Mercury NZ and has held several senior leadership roles since joining the company in 2008. He started his career as a graduate of the New Zealand Dairy Board’s technical training programme and spent time at some Fonterra manufacturing sites and in the cooperative’s export markets.

Fonterra CEO Miles Hurrell said Whineray is a results-orientated New Zealand business leader.

“Fraser has demonstrated he can transform organizations to achieve growth in complex environments through a focus on innovation, customers and his team.  He is motivated to contribute to New Zealand’s export success and to drive sustainability, innovation and efficiency in business – three strengths that we believe can create real value,” Hurrell said.

Whineray has held roles at Credit Suisse, Puhoi Valley Cheese and Carter Holt Harvey. He is the Chair of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council and holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge, a Post Graduate Diploma in Dairy Science & Technology from Massey University and a Bachelor of Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of Canterbury.

Related topics: Manufacturers, Fonterra

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