Brendhan was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2016. Prior to his appointment he was GM Operations for six years. Brendhan is an experienced Senior Executive with extensive dairy industry experience. His previous career was with Fonterra where he held various roles, including commercial and operational leadership roles in the Middle East and SE Asia. Brendhan is qualified with a Bachelor of Management Studies from The University of Waikato with majors in Accounting and Finance. Brendhan is Tatua’s ninth CEO, or equivalent leader in its 102 year history.
B.Soc.Sci. – Education & Resource & Environmental Planning
Grant joined Tatua in early 2014 as Supply Chain Manager, and since December 2016, he has been Acting General Manager Operations. Grant leads Tatua’s manufacturing, technical services, engineering, planning, procurement and warehouse teams. Prior to moving to Tatua, Grant worked as Group Procurement Manager at Gallagher Group for 3 years. Grant’s previous career was with Sealed Air (NZ) where he held various roles including ANZ Procurement Manager, Planning & Customer Services Manager and SAP Sales & Distribution Analyst, Asia Pacific.
Tim has worked at Tatua from 1993 to 1998 and from 2001 to present in a variety of roles including R&D Technologist, Business Development Manager North Asia, and Business Manager of both the Specialty Nutritionals and Bionutrients divisions. His considerable dairy industry experience includes commercialisation of new products and processes, operational and market technical , food technology expertise, international sales development and business unit management. In his current role he is responsible for developing new commercial opportunities outside of Tatua’s traditional products, technologies and markets.
B.Sc., Dip. Dairy Sci & Tech.
John joined Tatua in 2002 and leads the global sales, marketing, product development, export and customer service teams. He is also a director of Tatua’s subsidiary companies in China, Japan and USA. He has more than 30 years experience in the Dairy industry with a strong emphasis on establishment and growth of specialised added value businesses.
B Soc. Sci – HR & Industrial Relations
Pier joined Tatua in 2012 as Tatua’s HR Manager. Her previous experience includes more than 20 years’ in human resources management roles in the HR industry in the UK and New Zealand, including various HR roles at Fonterra. Pier manages the HR team, responsible for Tatua’s employees.
B.M.S., C.A., Grad. Dip. Treas. & Fin. Mgmt.
Colin has worked in the New Zealand dairy industry since 1985, and at Tatua since 1995. His experience includes financial and management accounting roles with NZ Dairy Group. Colin currently leads the finance and ICT teams at Tatua.
BSc, PG. Dip. Bus Admin.
Employed at Tatua since 1994, Paul has extensive experience as Suppler Services Manager, responsible for Tatua shareholder on-farm performance management. Prior to joining Tatua, Paul’s background is in environmental management roles in local government. Paul manages the Supplier Services team ensuring best-practise farm management and farming systems on Tatua supply farms.