Mark is the Director for Category, Strategy & Innovation for Fonterra, overseeing innovation platforms globally and Fonterra’s overarching strategy.

Mark has been in the dairy industry for 29 years and has held roles across manufacturing, IT, and Supply Chain before moving to Tokyo for 3 years to manage technical engagement with customers and then a further 5 years in Chicago where Mark was Regional Director for North America overseeing around $1.8b of activity across multiple countries and customers.

Mark returned to NZ in 2016 and has been based in Palmerston North leading innovation since 2017. 

Mark also sits on the Board of Sprout Agritech and is Chair of Food HQ.

Mark has six children born in various global locations and loves the Manawatu as a place to raise a family and drive innovation in food.