Theo sets Fonterra’s overall direction and leads the Fonterra Management team. He is focused on building on Fonterra’s strengths and securing future growth for the Co-operative.
Theo joined Fonterra in 2011, bringing with him a wealth of experience in managing dairy businesses across Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. He has 30 years’ experience in the global dairy industry and has held a variety of general management, operations and supply chain, and sales and marketing positions across a number of geographies.
Theo was previously the acting CEO of Royal Friesland Foods, leading the Dutch dairy cooperative into a merger with Campina in 2008.