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Fonterra has announced Anna Palairet is the new chief operating officer, having acted in the role since June 2023.

CEO Miles Hurrell said Palairet has valuable expertise and a strong relationship focus, which have – and will – “serve her well” in leading a critical part of the co-operative. 

 “Anna has extensive experience in operational, customer, sustainability, and sales roles. She spent more than a decade in senior leadership roles at Air New Zealand before joining Fonterra in October 2022 as director of global supply chain and she is the current chair of global logistics provider Kotahi GP.

 “I thank Anna for her leadership to date and look forward to her ongoing contribution to the Fonterra management team,” Hurrell said. 

Packaging News

In the first year of PKN’s Women in Packaging Awards programme, industry has stepped up with meaning. The response has been phenomenal, and the judges had their work cut out for them selecting the finalists from a competitive field of high-calibre nominees.

At The Hive Awards in Sydney today, the Best Packaging category was won by Don Smallgoods, part of George Weston Foods, for its resealable flow wrap pack for sandwich fillers and other smallgoods. This innovative packaging is a departure from the conventional thermoformed packs and addresses consumer demands for better functionality, sustainability, and product visibility.

Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, and are open to all of industry to apply.