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

 

Synlait Strengthens Senior Team to Drive Value Growth

Synlait Strengthens Senior Team to Drive Value Growth And Business Performance

Three new senior management positions will add business development and process improvement capability to Synlait’s Senior Leadership Team.

Managing Director and CEO John Penno said the decision follows an assessment of business areas that require additional focus to ensure the company continues to deliver against its growth aspirations.

“Building our business development capability will significantly improve our ability to take advantage of emerging opportunities that will accelerate our growth,” said Mr Penno.

“We also want to drive more value for our customers in the way we plan and execute our business operations. Placing greater emphasis on process improvement and integrated business planning will achieve this”.

The new positions reporting to the Managing Director and CEO are:

1. General Manager Business Development to lead and coordinate all business development activity, including customers and products.

Synlait expects to appoint an interim contract project manager to assist with the implementation of the revised business development function while a global search is undertaken to find a permanent appointment.

2. General Manager Business Transformation to lead and coordinate business-wide continuous improvement processes to maximise company performance.

Chris France has been appointed to the role and will move from his current position of Chief Information Officer while retaining all existing functions. Chris has more than 30 years of management consulting, business and change management experience across a range of industries and takes up the position after joining Synlait in 2015.

3. General Manager Integrated Business Planning to lead and coordinate the implementation of an Integrated Business Planning process.

Rob Stowell has been appointed to the role and will move from his current position of Business Planning and Optimisation Manager. Rob has more than 18 years of international financial and commercial management experience and takes up the position after being with Synlait since 2007.

One of the world’s largest and most technically advanced infant formula and nutritional companies, Synlait recently completed a $250 million capital growth programme. It included a third large scale spray dryer (infant formula capable), blending and consumer packaging plant, lactoferrin recovery plant, quality testing laboratory, administration building and a third warehouse.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Up 0.5% In June Quarter: Services Lead GDP Growth

“Service industries, which represent about two-thirds of the economy, were the main contributor to GDP growth in the quarter, rising 0.7 percent off the back of a subdued result in the March 2019 quarter.” More>>

ALSO:

Pickers: Letter To Immigration Minister From Early Harvesting Growers

A group of horticultural growers are frustrated by many months of inaction by the Minister who has failed to announce additional immigrant workers from overseas will be allowed into New Zealand to assist with harvesting early stage crops such as asparagus and strawberries. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Giant Fossil Disoveries: Scientists Discover One Of World’s Oldest Bird Species

At 62 million-years-old, the newly-discovered Protodontopteryx ruthae, is one of the oldest named bird species in the world. It lived in New Zealand soon after the dinosaurs died out. More>>

Rural Employers Keen, Migrants Iffy: Employment Visa Changes Announced

“We are committed to ensuring that businesses are able to get the workers they need to fill critical skills shortages, while encouraging employers and regions to work together on long term workforce planning including supporting New Zealanders with the training they need to fill the gaps,” says Iain Lees-Galloway. More>>

ALSO:

Marsden Pipeline Rupture: Report Calls For Supply Improvements, Backs Digger Blame

The report makes several recommendations on how the sector can better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an incident. In particular, we consider it essential that government and industry work together to put in place and regularly practise sector-wide response plans, to improve the response to any future incident… More>>

ALSO: