June 5, 2023


Acting Fonterra COO announced




Fonterra announced on June 1 the appointment of Anna Palairet as the dairy cooperative's acting chief operating officer to replace current COO Fraser Whineray who is leaving Fonterra next month.


Palairet joined Fonterra in October 2022 as director of global supply chain and has extensive experience across operations, customer and safety.


Fonterra chief executive officer Miles Hurrell said Palairet has spent more than a decade in senior leadership roles at Air New Zealand, including head of sustainability and leading the global cargo business, and is the current chair of Kotahi GP Limited.


"Anna has a strong people and relationship focus and will provide leadership to a critical part of our business," said Hurrell.


- Fonterra

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