Theo Spierings

Chief Executive Officer


This is an exciting time for Fonterra. Global demand for dairy is growing and we’re well-positioned to meet this growth, and continue delivering dairy nutrition to people across the world.

Theo Spierings sets Fonterra’s overall direction and leads the Fonterra Management team. He is focused on building on Fonterra’s strengths and securing future growth for the Co-operative. Theo joined Fonterra in 2011, bringing with him a wealth of experience in managing dairy businesses across Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. He has a 25-year history in the global dairy industry and has held a variety of general management, operations and supply chain, and sales and marketing positions across a number of geographies. Theo was previously the acting CEO of Royal Friesland Foods, leading the Dutch dairy co-operative into a merger with Campina in 2008.

The management team
Theo Spierings
Kelvin Wickham
Alex Turnbull
Jacqueline Chow
Lukas Paravicini
Pascal De Petrini
Maury Leyland