Paul has worked for Fonterra since its formation. He is currently the Head of Co-operative Affairs – Waikato. Paul is one of the key regional leaders Fonterra has given responsibility for bringing Fonterra closer to its Famers and the communities within which it operates. This includes managing relationships with 3500 of Fonterra’s farmer shareholders in the Waikato, local authorities, communities and Iwi.
Prior to his current role Paul oversaw GlobaldairyTrade’s sustained growth, from a start-up business in 2008 to one that trades up to USD 5 billion in dairy commodities annually.
A lawyer by training, Paul spent several years in key legal and senior management roles with Fonterra in New Zealand and the United States. These included roles in start up businesses, manufacturing and sales and as the product group manager for protein where he was responsible for optimising profitability of the protein business and managing manufacturing capacity to meet global supply and demand.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from the University of Otago, New Zealand.