Meet the team behind Synlait
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.
John co-founded the Synlait Group in 2000 and was a full-time executive for the Synlait Group from 2006 to 2018. As CEO of Synlait, John was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company and supporting management to perform against the strategy. As Managing Director, he contributed to the governance of Synlait. In November 2018 John was appointed as a Board Appointed Director of Synlait. John took on the role of Acting CEO in May 2021.
Rob joined Synlait in 2007 and before moving into the Acting CFO role in May 2021 was responsible for managing and developing Synlait Milk’s supply chain activities from farmer to customer, plus oversight of the integrated business planning process (IBP). Having previously held senior roles within finance, information services, supply chain, business transformation and most recently leading the implementation of IBP, Rob has an intimate understanding of the Synlait business and dairy industry, and contributes over 20 years of experience across a variety of disciplines and industries to the Senior Leadership Team.