The appointment will deliver continuity for the Co-operative’s oCFO portfolio as it continues to progress recruitment for a permanent successor.
Currently Director of Financial Planning and Performance, Mr Washer joined Fonterra in 2002, and brings more than 25 years’ experience in treasury, IT, taxation, and financial performance and measurement to the role.
Fonterra Chief Executive Officer, Theo Spierings says Mr Washer brings considerable expertise in his interim CFO capacity.
“Paul has provided sound counsel and become a trusted leader across our business throughout his 15 year tenure with Fonterra.
“His strong relationships with the Fonterra Board, management team and the Shareholders’ Council will be a real asset for us as we continue with our executive appointment process.” says Mr Spierings.