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Staff writer | Auckland, New Zealand | June 19, 2014
FonterraJune 19, 2014, Auckland, New Zealand - Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, a multinational dairy company, announced two senior appointments to the Fonterra management team.
Kelvin Wickham, who is currently President Greater China, will take up the newly created position of Managing Director Global Ingredients.

Mr. Wickham has more than 25 years’ experience in the dairy industry, furthering Fonterra’s overseas markets, customer relationships and partnerships.Prior to leading the China business, he played a key part in developing sustainable co-operative performance.

Earlier, he was Fonterra’s Managing Director of Global Trade, overseeing the launch of the GlobalDairyTrade auction platform. From 2005 to 2007, he was the Director of Sales and Operations Planning. Mr. Wickham held a number of senior global sales positions during his time with the NZ Dairy Board.

Johan Priem, who is currently a member of the Office of the CEO, will become President Greater China, when Mr. Wickham assumes his new role on 1 August.

Before joining Fonterra, Mr. Priem was on the Board of Management at Royal Friesland Foods (which later became Royal FrieslandCampina). At various times, he was responsible for the branded consumer businesses in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and West Africa, as well as the Corporate Marketing function.

In March this year Fonterra’s current Director Global Sales Tim Deane was appointed to become the Managing Director of Fonterra Brands NZ, a position he takes up on 1 August.