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Sihang Yang

Board of Directors
Yang was appointed a director of Synlait Milk in August 2010. With 20 years of industry experience, he is Bright Dairy and Food Co.’s director of strategy and research and director of several Bright Dairy subsidiaries. Yang previously worked for Heilongjiang Dairy Group as the director of technology and subsequently as the director of quality assurance. He was later appointed the secretary-general of Heilongjiang Dairy Industry Association and a Director of China Dairy Industry Association....

Dazheng (David) Zheng

Our People
Dazheng (David) is the Chief Representative from Bright Dairy in New Zealand. For many years he was a senior executive at Bright Dairy in Shanghai. In addition he has held various industry roles including Vice Secretary of the Shanghai Dairy Association and has been a member of the IDF Dairy Policy and Economic Committee. He has been with Bright Dairy for 43 years.

Ben Dingle

Our People
Ben co-founded Synlait Group in 1999 and was responsible for leading farm operations and developments. After being appointed Group General Manager of Developments for Synlait Group in 2006, Ben continued to focus not only on farm development, but also on developing Synlait Group’s irrigation projects. In addition, Ben was directly responsible for the early development of the milk plant, utilising his extensive experience in resource consenting. Earlier in his career, Ben worked in farm ...

Hon. Ruth Richardson

Board of Directors
A professional company director, Ruth specialises in agribusiness, commercialising innovation and finance. Ruth joined the Synlait Group as the first independent director in 2004. Ruth was the Member of Parliament for Selwyn (Synlait’s local electorate) from 1981 – 1984 and later New Zealand’s Minister of Finance from 1990 to 1993. Following her political career, Ruth established herself as a public policy consultant and accepted a range of corporate governance roles. Ruth is ...

Sam Knowles

Board of Directors
Sam has held senior executive positions in major banks in both Australia and New Zealand, and is currently a director of Synlait Milk Limited and Synlait Milk Finance Limited. He has extensive experience in private and public sector governance, with more than 12 years on several boards of NZX listed companies. He had a key role in establishing Kiwibank, leading the company from being a start-up to a large successful business. Sam’s governance roles focus on growth businesses. He is a ...

Bill Roest

Board of Directors
Bill was appointed to the Synlait Milk Board in May 2013. Bill’s long and varied career included 12 years as Chief Financial Officer of Fletcher Building Limited until April 2013. He has held several leadership roles in New Zealand’s corporate sector, including Managing Director of Fletcher Residential and Fletcher Aluminium. Bill is also a director of Housing Foundation Limited, Metro Performance Glass and Fisher and Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited, where he chairs the Audit ...

Dr John Penno

Board of Directors
John co-founded the Synlait Group in 2000 and has been a full-time executive for the Synlait Group since 2006. As CEO, John is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company and supporting the Senior Leadership Team to deliver against this direction in their areas. As Managing Director, John contributes to the governance of Synlait alongside our Directors on the Board. After completing an Agricultural Science degree, John commenced his career in the dairy industry as a ...

Instant and Fortified Whole Milk Powder

Our Instant and Fortified whole milk powder, made by spray drying fresh pasteurised whole milk, is a soluble powder with added vitamins and/or minerals for powdered retail milks. This product is instant to improve its dispersion properties and has a typical milk fat content of 28%.

Instant Whole Milk Powder (28% fat)

Our Instant whole milk powder, made by spray drying fresh pasteurised whole milk, is a soluble powder suitable for powdered retail milks, confectionery, snack foods and nutritional products. This product is instant to improve its dispersion properties and is supplied with a typical 28% milk fat content. Alternative milk fat contents can be made to order.

Medium Heat Whole Milk Powder (26% fat)

Our Medium Heat whole milk powder, made by spray drying fresh pasteurised whole milk, is a soluble powder made for a diverse range of applications including, confectionery, bakery, recombined milk and blends.