Fraser Whineray: a results-oriented business leader with a track record on decarbonisation

Fonterra’s  board,  under   heavy  fire   for the losses racked up  in  the last two years,  may at last   be getting something  right.  Its recruitment of  Mercury’s  CEO Fraser Whineray to the newly created  post of  chief operating  officer   puts him in pole position to drive innovation,  efficiency, and  sustainability  in the co-op.

When he joins  Fonterra  next year  he will bring with him the credentials of having transformed Mercury,  simplifying the business  through the divestment of overseas interests and developing a  compelling strategy for  sustainable growth.

Harbour  Asset Management’s Shane Solly  said Whineray adds  “a  bit of grunt to the front row at Fonterra”.

In that  context, Point of Order  notes, Whineray  would be following the example of  his  renowned uncle,  the late Sir Wilson Whinerary,  who not only  captained the All  Blacks from the front row, but subsequently  had a  successful career as a businessman and  company director. Continue reading “Fraser Whineray: a results-oriented business leader with a track record on decarbonisation”