Andrew has been in the dairy industry since 1991 when he joined the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute.   

He is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD in process modelling and control. Andrew has been involved in a range of research, management and strategy roles based at the Fonterra Research and Development Centre in Palmerston North. 

From 2010 Andrew led Fonterra’s contribution to establishing the Transforming the Dairy Value Chain PGP programme. This is a seven-year innovation partnership between DairyNZ and Fonterra, co-invested by the Ministry for Primary Industries. From 2015 to the end of the programme in 2018, he was overall programme manager. 

Andrew is an Honorary Industry Fellow at the Riddet Institute aligned with his Fonterra role as Programme Leader Sustainable Food Systems.  He is also seconded to DairyNZ part time as Strategy Implementation Manager for Dairy Tomorrow.  

As part of the Riddet Institute’s Sustainable Nutrition Initiative, Andrew works on a number of food systems projects including development of the DELTA Model.