Ever since Zhang Zhi took the position as Resident Director of ODL, he’s been trying to combine Chinese and New Zealand management mythologies and has created a unique and creative operating approach for transnational enterprises.
Roger has extensive New Zealand dairy industry experience with Fonterra and it’s legacy companies and in-depth operational and people management experience. He is excited by the challenge that Yili’s significant development plans for the Oceania site will bring.
Roger will focus heavily on a significant $400 million expansion project that will more than triple capacity and considerably expand Glenavy’s product range by 2017. This will include adding more than 130 career opportunities at the site and handling more than 630 million litres of milk from local farm suppliers.
Deputy General Manager UHT
Chris joined Oceania Dairy in June 2016 after 16 years working experience in Tetra Pak. As KAM Yili in Tetra Pak, Chris know Yili company, it’s culture, and also UHT technology very well.
Chris will responsible for the UHT business running in ODL, and will also focus on communication between Yili and ODL in order to have a successful development of UHT business in ODL.
Supply and Environment Manager
Shane joined Oceania having had a similar role at New Zealand Dairies Ltd. He was previously the Executive Director of The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand and held senior roles at Fonterra, New Zealand Dairy Group and the South Island Dairy Co-op after starting in the dairy industry with MAF. He is a Graduate of Lincoln College (B Agr Sci) and a Justice of the Peace.Shane is responsible for the quality systems from farm to export that ensure top quality product is produced and he is the main contact within the Company for farmer suppliers. He is also responsible for ensuring that the company meets all its regulatory requirements.
Shane works with and for farmers to maximize their returns and with staff to make the most of suppliers’ milk, reinforcing the fact that quality is built through continuous improvement.
Richard has 25 years dairy industry experience in manufacturing, technical and engineering roles. His most recent role prior to joining Oceania was National Technical Manager Milk Powders and Lactose for Fonterra. His career includes stints with Pepsico working on dairy projects across the Middle East, Nestle in Australia manufacturing infant formula and growing up milk powders, and extensive experience with Fonterra and its legacy companies in New Zealand.Richard is focused on bringing people, plant and resources together to create top quality products and team. Creating a safe work environment that is challenging yet rewarding is a key objective for Richard.
Supply Chain Manager
Kevin is responsible for asset and resource management while ensuring continuous improvement maximizes efficiencies and effectiveness.
Working in conjunction with Yili our parent company, Kevin’s skills and experience will ensure the ODL Supply Chain functions are continuously improved.
Quality & Compliance Manager
Hila is an accomplished and results focused Biotechnology and Food Engineer, with over 8 years of experience in various roles in Nestle Nutrition and in a Food research Lab. She possesses extensive knowledge in Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Food Technology, Project Management and Continuance Improvement.
Hila is excited to lead the Quality & Compliance teams and to continually improve ODL’s Quality and Food Safety systems as the company grows.
Nicky joined the company in September 2016 and leads Oceania’s People and Capability strategy as a member of the Senior Leadership team. Nicky has a strong knowledge of the Dairy Industry having worked at Westland Milk Products prior to Oceania. She has a proven track record of providing critical specialist, operational and strategic HR expertise. Nationally, Nicky has held both Council and National Advisory positions and is a graduate of the University of Canterbury’s Strategic Leadership Programme.
Nicky is extremely motivated, with a commitment to building strong systems, culture and organisational capability, she utilises past experience to ensure Oceania is well positioned to support Yili’s first overseas company. She is excited by the start-up nature of Oceania and looks forward to supporting Yili’s business vision and goals.
IT Technical Support Manager
After taking part in the development of the first stage of the Glenvay plant as a consultant with Deloitte, Megan joined Oceania Dairy in March 2015. She manages the delivery and integration of IT systems within the company, including project related IT implementation.She brings to the position a wide breadth of consultant services in fast moving consumer goods, information engineering, procurement and construction sectors, specializing in the design, building, implementation and integration of IT systems.
Elle Li began her career as Finance Manager for Oceania Dairy in June 2018. She has eight years of experience working in the Yili Group and two years of experience working in New Zealand. She has held various positions in the finance department, is familiar with the working models of China and New Zealand, and is experienced and fluent in English. Serving as an essential bridge between the Yili Group and Oceania dairy. In the future, she will work to strengthen the international communication and financial operations of Oceania dairy in the Chinese market.