New CEO for FonterraThis article was originally published in Foodnews
FONTERRA Co-operative , New Zealand's largest dairy company, has named Theo Spierings as its new chief executive. Spierings, who led the Dutch farmer dairy co-operative, Royal Friesland Foods, into a merger with Campina in 2008, will succeed Andrew Ferrier , effective 26 September. Fonterra's chairman, Sir Henry van der Heyden , said Spierings would bring to Fonterra 25 years of knowledge of the global dairy industry. "Spierings has a wealth of experience in managing dairy businesses across Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe," Sir Henry said. Ferrier announced his resignation from Fonterra last March.