December 30, 2015


Fonterra appoints new managing director of Fonterra Brands NZ



Fonterra has announced the appointment of Leon Clement as managing director of Fonterra Brands New Zealand (FBNZ).


Currently managing director for Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka and the Indian Subcontinent, Clement joined the Co-operative in 2002, and has held a number of roles in the consumer business in New Zealand and South East Asia.


According to Judith Swales, Fonterra's managing director for Oceania, Clement's strong leadership and strategic agility made him the ideal person to lead the Fonterra Brands New Zealand business.


"This was key in re-establishing Fonterra's leadership position and building Fonterra to be a more trusted and connected organisation in the Sri Lankan market," Swales said. "Leon is a proven performer with considerable strengths in FMCG sales, marketing and foodservice. He has delivered significant volume and value results in every market he's led and he's leaving the Sri Lanka business in fantastic shape."


She noted that the company's Anchor brand is the top full cream milk powder in Sri Lanka. "We also have a strong range of other leading brands in the market, including Anchor Pediapro, Anchor Newdale and Anlene," Swales added.


Clement starts his new role on February 1 next year, taking over from acting managing director of FBNZ, Jonathon Box.

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