Meet the team behind Synlait
Leon joined Synlait in August 2018. He has led major businesses internationally, specifically in Vietnam and Sri Lanka, and has deep experience in the branded dairy sector. Most recently, Leon was the Managing Director of Fonterra Brands New Zealand and prior to that was Fonterra’s Managing Director of Sri Lanka and Indian Subcontinent
Graeme joined the Synlait Group as a director in 2006. With extensive experience, his career in the dairy industry has seen him working in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. He is the Chairman of Synlait Milk Limited and Synlait Milk Finance Limited.
Graeme was appointed CEO of Bay Milk Products in 1992, and has held several leadership roles since then, including as CEO of the New Zealand Dairy Group, prior to the formation of Fonterra, and interim CEO of Richmond Limited and Bonlac Limited in Australia.
Graeme holds several other governance roles with a range of organisations. He is the Chair of Terracare Fertilisers Ltd, PF Olsen Limited and PF Olsen Group Limited and of Advisory Boards for Pro-Form Ltd and Rimanui Farms Ltd. He is also a Director of Nyriad Limited, Alliance Group Ltd and New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Nigel has had extensive experience in finance, having held senior executive finance roles with various New Zealand companies. As CFO, Nigel is responsible for finance, funding and legal. Prior to joining Synlait in 2010, Nigel held CFO roles with Crane Distribution NZ Limited, Gough Group Limited and Lyttelton Port Company Limited.