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Fonterra appoints Director Human Resources

Media Release 3 May 2004

Fonterra appoints Director Human Resources

Fonterra Co-operative Group has appointed Jerry Saville (53) as Director of Human Resources.

He joins Fonterra at the end of a two-year assignment with Maxis Communications Bhd, Malaysia's fastest-growing company mobile communications company. He was head of organisational development for the company and played a wide-ranging role in building its HR capability.

Prior to his Malaysian assignment, Mr Saville spent 27 years with the Shell Oil Company, starting as a graduate trainee on the completion of his MA in Philosophy and Psychology at Oxford University. During his career with Shell, he held major HR roles in the business in the USA, Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa. He has also held other senior positions including that of Head of Strategic Planning (UK), Retail Network Development Manager (Australia) and Vice President, Transformation (Europe).

Announcing the appointment, Fonterra CEO, Andrew Ferrier, described Mr Saville as an executive with extensive international experience in areas key to Fonterra including compensation systems, leadership development, industrial relations and organisational design.

"He brings many relevant strengths to Fonterra and we expect him to make a very valuable contribution as he applies his experience to our multinational organisation."

In addition to his MA, Mr Saville holds a Diploma in Industrial Relations and completed the London Business School's Sloan Programme with distinction. During his years at Oxford he was an IBM scholar. He has family links to New Zealand and was raised on a farm.

An accomplished yachtsman, Mr Saville left Shell to participate in the Millennium Round the World Yacht Race and then established his own management consultancy, Saville and Associates, before taking on his Malaysian assignment.


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