Fonterra confirms senior brands management changes

One of Fonterra’s most senior executives, Fonterra Brands NZ managing director Leon Clement, has resigned.

A Fonterra representative confirmed the resignation in response to inquiries by The New Zealand Herald about possible changes in the New Zealand brands team.

The Herald has also learned that Mark Leslie, director operations and supply chain for Fonterra Brands NZ, has a new job.

The representative confirmed recent changes in the brands management team but said Fonterra did not discuss employment matters.

Mr Clement joined Fonterra in 2002 and had headed the New Zealand brands operation since February 2016.

He was previously Fonterra Brands managing director for Sri Lanka and the Indian subcontinent.

The New Zealand brands operation is part of Fonterra’s Oceania business, which includes Australia. Its earnings before interest and tax last year were $101 million, excluding ingredients earnings. 

- Andrea Fox

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