The dairy sector and Fonterra has benefited from John’s inspirational leadership skills for over 20 years. At a relatively young age, when others might focus solely on their farming business, John chose to devote a significant amount of time to key leadership roles, firstly as Chair of the Fonterra Shareholders’ Council, then as a director of Fonterra and ultimately as Chair since 2012”.
“As an elected farmer director, John’s understanding of the Fonterra business and the market environment in which it operates is second to none. His passion and dedication to the sector, however, goes much further than Fonterra.
“John has always been an active participant in industry-good initiatives, including more recently the new Dairy Tomorrow strategy and also the Mycoplasma bovis challenge we are currently grappling with. John has always made time for these important issues and DairyNZ would like to thank him for his commitment and leadership contributions.
“DairyNZ looks forward to working with John Monaghan, who we welcome to the role, but today is about honouring John Wilson’s tremendous contributions.
“We wish John a speedy recovery and extend our warmest support to Belinda, their four girls and his wider family – all of whom have supported John so well in his career thus far.”
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