Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Fonterra Makes Top R&D Appointment

17 December 2001

Dr Chris Mallett will be Director, Research & Development at Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, the company’s Chief Development Officer, Alexander Töldte, announced today.

“Fonterra sees R&D and building a culture of innovation as critical to delivering on the promises we have made to shareholders,” Mr Töldte said. “Chris is one of the world’s leading experts in food, biotechnology and agribusiness R&D and its integration with business strategy and we are pleased he is to take a leading role with the company.”

Mr Töldte said Dr Mallett would be responsible for leading the development and implementation of an R&D strategy and aligning R&D efforts across the group, and would have direct line responsibility for the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute (NZDRI).

“We are looking to Chris to provide world-class R&D leadership that creates commercial options for the future, meets the innovation needs of NZMP and NEW ZEALAND MILK and develops the R&D skills and talents that Fonterra and New Zealand need,” Mr Töldte said.

Dr Mallett comes to Fonterra via the New Zealand Dairy Board which he joined this year. He has held leading roles with Unilever and the prestigious Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Institution in Australia. He has a distinguished academic record, including a Doctorate in Chemistry from Oxford and has held advisory roles to the prime ministers of Australia and the United Kingdom.

Dr Mallett will report to Mr Töldte. He takes up his appointment immediately and will be based in Auckland.

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Elsewhere:


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>

ALSO:


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>