Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations / Fonterra
Most Notable Role
Robert Spurway has more than 25 years of experience in the food and dairy industries. After managing the Northland Dairy Company’s Dargaville site, he moved to Australia in 1999 where he held various roles during his 7 years with Goodman Fielder Australia. From 2008 to 2011, Mr Spurway led two Australian food companies before returning to New Zealand. Mr Spurway has been with Fonterra since 2011 and became chief operating officer of global operations in August 2014. He will depart in March 2020 to take the helm as managing director of Graincorp. Mr Spurway holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical and Materials.