Our Co-operative podcast

“Our Co-operative” podcast series introduces those people to our farmers and employees.

Our Co-op is a worldwide whānau made up of wonderful people.

Hear about their daily life, exciting trends they see in dairy, and most of all their passion for sharing the story of New Zealand milk.

In the final episode of the series Richard Allen chats with Komal Mistry, Director of Sports & Active Lifestyle.

Latest podcasts

  • Episode 7 - 9 July

  • Episode 6 - 2 Jun 2020

  • Episode 5 - 11 May 2020

Episode 7 - 9 July

Rich and Komal Mistry, Director of Sports and Active Lifestyle

Following a recent farmer webinar from AMENA CEO, Kelvin Wickham, Richard Allen delves a little deeper into Functional Nutrition and interviews Komal Mistry who leads our Sports and Active Lifestyle business.  It’s a cool sounding job title and Rich finds out exactly what it means.

Episode 6 - 2 Jun 2020

Rich and Brett Henshaw, Managing Director of Fonterra Brands NZ

After a few interviews from around the globe, this episode brings us back to Aotearoa where Rich chats with Brett Henshaw. Brett is the Managing Director of Fonterra Brands New Zealand, a.k.a. the part of Fonterra who make and sell all of the yum brands that we can buy at our local supermarkets and dairies.

Episode 5 - 11 May 2020

Rich and Kelvin Wickham, AMENA CEO

Every one of us gives our utmost care and attention to ensure the integrity of our product is protected as it journeys along our carefully managed, world-class supply chain.

Rich interviews Angela Du, Fonterra Anchor Food Professionals Marketing Director based in China. Angela astounds us with stats about the size and growth of the Chinese foodservice market and the future opportunity, and Rich gets nostalgic for his time in China working with this team and eating hotpot soup.

Rich interviews Geoff Meyer, Fonterra Global GM of Channel Foodservice. We have all heard of the tea macchiato craze in China, and Geoff beams in from Singapore to tell us that that is something on the horizon that may sound even more bizarre to our NZ tastebuds than cream cheese on tea!

Rich interviews Tim Smith, Fonterra Sales Director for the USA. With a love of sports linking life in Chicago to NZ, there are sill some differences and Tim talks through daily and dairy life in the US. *Recorded late 2019*

Rich interviews Teh-Han, Greater China CEO. In late March, China are ahead of the rest of the world in their COVID-19 response and recovery and Teh-Han talks to Rich about what it has been like to live and work through the lockdown, and touch on some business impacts.