Former Fonterra executive Alison Andrew appointed to head Transpower

State-owned national grid operator Transpower named former senior executive at Fletcher Challenge and Fonterra Cooperative Group, Alison Andrew, to replace outgoing chief executive Patrick Strange early next year.

Andrew is currently the global head of chemicals for Orica Australia, a multinational chemical and mining services company, and a member of the Genesis Energy board.

An engineer by training, she held senior positions at Fonterra between 2006 and 2009, where she was general manager for business excellence; commercial director, ingredients, and chief executive at the Fencepost subsidiary.

She was CEO of Lexicon Systems, a woman-owned management consultancy, between 2007 and 2009.


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