April 23, 2024


Fonterra appoints permanent COO



Fonterra announced on April 19 the permanent appointment of Anna Palairet as the dairy cooperative's chief operating officer.


Palairet has been acting in the position since June 2023. Fonterra chief executive officer Miles Hurrell said she has valuable expertise and a strong relationship focus which serve her well in leading a critical part of the cooperative. 


"Anna has extensive experience in operational, customer, sustainability and sales roles," Hurrell noted. "She spent more than a decade in senior leadership roles at Air New Zealand before joining Fonterra in October 2022 as director of global supply chain and she is the current chair of global logistics provider Kotahi GP Limited."


"I thank Anna for her leadership to date and look forward to her ongoing contribution to the Fonterra Management Team," Hurrell added.


- Fonterra

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