Hobson Leavy is thrilled to announce that Mark Piper has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Plant & Food Research.
Mark is an experienced leader with extensive experience within the food and primary sectors. He began his working career joining with Dairy Group for 11 years, where his talent was quickly recognised as he took on management responsibility and supervisor roles.
Following the merger with Fonterra in October 2001, Mark has spent majority of his working career with Fonterra in various leadership roles locally and Internationally. Mark has worked across manufacturing, supply chain, IT and various technical and commercial roles around the world. Mark spent 3 years in Tokyo as Technical Manager for Fonterra Japan and 5 years in Chicago where he had the privilege to lead the Americas region for Fonterra.
Mark returned to New Zealand in 2016, where he took on the role as Head of Transformation where he focused heavily on providing transparency to staff and bringing them along the journey of change and in 2017 Mark and his family moved to Palmerston North where Mark was appointed Director Research & Development, Category Strategy, and Innovation.
Mark is also the Chair of FoodHQ Innovation Ltd, Acting Chair for the Riddet Institute and Chair of Netball Manawatu.
Please join us in congratulating Mark on his appointment.
Read more about Mark’s appointment here.