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Management team

Miles Hurrell

Chief Executive Officer

Miles Hurrell is the Chief Executive Officer of Fonterra. His appointment as CEO in August 2018 follows a 19-year career with our Co-operative which has spanned four continents.

Miles is focused on resetting the business and implementing our Co-op’s new strategy to deliver sustainable value.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Miles held the role of Chief Operating Officer, Farm Source, with responsibility for farmer services and engagement, milk sourcing and the operation of New Zealand’s 70 Farm Source™ retail stores. Before this, Miles held a number of leadership roles across our Co-op, including Group Co-operative Affairs Director and General Manager Middle East, Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe where he led a period of sustained growth across the region. Earlier in his career, Miles worked as the General Manager of Global Sourcing and oversaw the streamlining of our Co-operative’s European operations.

Miles has completed management programmes at INSEAD (International Executive Development), London Business School (Finance), Kellogg’s North-Western University (Global Sales) and the International Institute for Management Development (Marketing).

Marc Rivers

Chief Financial Officer

Marc Rivers joined Fonterra in February 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for our Co-operative’s finances, procurement and information systems.

Marc is an experienced global finance executive with strong strategic leadership capability. Prior to joining Fonterra, Marc was the CFO at Roche Pharmaceuticals Division in Switzerland, with oversight of NZ$54 billion in sales including 14 manufacturing sites around the world. His division was responsible for product distribution for 140 countries, focusing on the innovation pipeline and customer and market development.

Marc has worked in both emerging and established markets, including China, Japan, Thailand, Europe and the US. Marc has a strong track record and is known for his commitment to leading and developing his people while building diverse and inclusive teams. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and an International Masters of Business Administration, Finance and German from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.

Deborah Capill

Managing Director, People and Culture

Deborah Capill joined Fonterra as Managing Director People and Culture in February 2019.  She leads a team responsible for delivering Fonterra’s people strategy, which includes innovative solutions to attract, develop and retain the best global talent and drive strong engagement across our Co-operative’s 22,000 employees.

With over 25 years’ global experience in both strategic and operational Human Resources roles, Deborah has previously worked for several market-leading companies including Deutsche Post DHL, Williams Lea Tag, NZI and Kodak NZ.

Her specialties include building organisation capability and culture, extensive change management experience, outsourcing, managing shared service centres, organisation design, talent management, executive management development and compensation. Deborah has lived and worked in Singapore, Belgium, Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Germany and New Zealand.

She is a New Zealander with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Diplomas in Business Management and Personnel Management.

Mike Cronin

Managing Director, Co-operative Affairs

Mike Cronin is the Managing Director Co-operative Affairs, where he oversees Food Safety, Health and Regulatory, Governance, Risk and Audit, Farm Source, Sustainability, Global Stakeholder Affairs, Maori Strategy, Communications, Legal, and Purpose teams.

Mike is also responsible for coordinating the CEO’s office, the Fonterra Management Team, and the Fonterra Board.

After joining Fonterra in 2002, Mike has worked on many of Fonterra’s most significant projects, including the buyback of the Anchor brand in New Zealand, Trading Among Farmers, the Governance and Representation Review, and the refresh of the Fonterra Purpose. Prior to 2014 when he joined the Fonterra Management Team, Mike was the General Manager of Strategy Deployment and then Group Director Governance and Legal. Mike has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland.

Robert Spurway

Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations

Robert Spurway joined Fonterra in 2011. As Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations, Robert leads Fonterra’s global operations business and is responsible for our Co-operative’s manufacturing and supply chain operations in New Zealand and around the world.

In his previous role, he was responsible for overseeing milk collection, manufacturing and logistics for our Co-operative’s New Zealand milk supply. Prior to that, he was Fonterra’s South Island Regional Operations Manager. In this role, he oversaw the greenfield development of our Co-operative’s Darfield site.

Robert has more than 25 years’ experience in the food and dairy industries. After managing the Northland Dairy Company’s Dargaville site, he moved to Australia in 1999, where he held various roles in Goodman Fielder Australia. From 2008 to 2011, Robert led two Australian food companies before returning to New Zealand. Robert holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Materials).

Judith Swales

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific (APAC)

Judith Swales leads Fonterra’s business in Asia Pacific where she is responsible for all sales and marketing of Fonterra’s consumer, food service and ingredients products in the region. Judith and her team also set the global strategy for the consumer and foodservice businesses.

Prior to this she was Fonterra’s COO Global Consumer and Food Service having earlier led the Innovation and Transformation business unit, shaping the future of Fonterra by harnessing innovation, emerging technologies and game changing business models, while embedding a performance driven culture. Judith joined our Co-operative in 2013 as Managing Director Australia and Fonterra Oceania, where she led the successful turnaround of the Australian business and oversaw Fonterra Brands New Zealand.

The daughter of a milkman, Judith grew up helping her father on his daily milk run. She has extensive experience in senior management and business turnarounds, and prior to joining Fonterra was the Managing Director of Heinz Australia, and CEO and Managing Director of Goodyear Dunlop, Australia and New Zealand. Judith worked for a number of UK retailers which culminated in her move to Australia in 2001 as the Managing Director of Angus and Robertson.

She served as a Non-Executive Director on the DuluxGroup Board from April 2011 to August 2019, is a Director on the Global Dairy Platform Board and is on the board of Virgin Australia as a Non-executive Director. Judith has a degree in Microbiology and Virology.

Kelvin Wickham

Chief Executive Officer, Africa, Middle East, Europe, North Asia and the Americas (AMENA)

Kelvin Wickham is responsible for the business activities of Fonterra across consumer, food service and ingredients products in Africa, Middle East, Europe, North Asia and the Americas. 

In addition Kelvin oversees the Sports & Active Lifestyles and Medical and Healthy Ageing Nutrition units, and with his team is responsible for development of Fonterra’s NZMP™ brand and sales capability. 

In his previous role as COO NZMP Kelvin led the delivery of solutions to our global customers, ensuring optimisation of supply and demand, commodity price risk management, and championing the NZMP™ brand. Kelvin has more than 30 years’ experience in the dairy industry and has played a key role in building markets, customer relationships and partnerships. In his earlier role as President Greater China and India he focused on directing the development of Fonterra’s business in these expanding markets, during which he oversaw a period of rapid growth.

Prior to that, Kelvin led Fonterra’s Supplier and External Relations team, and was Managing Director of Fonterra’s Global Trade overseeing the launch of GlobalDairyTrade. From 2005 to 2007 he was the Director of Sales and Operations Planning. Kelvin holds a Chemical and Materials Engineering Degree, a Master of Management and a Diploma of Dairy Science and Technology.