In a follow-up to this old mutt’s piece two issues ago about Fonterra directors getting to grips with the co-op’s financial state and loudly sharing their dismay in the Koru club, another of the Hound’s spies has passed on more news in the ‘Fonterra director watch’ category.
Fonterra confirmed the appointment of Miles Hurrell as its chief executive officer with immediate effect on Tuesday last week.
He will be paid a base salary of $1.95 million, with additional short and long-term incentive payments based on the achievement of targets agreed with the board.
Hawke’s Bay farmer and Ballance director Sarah von Dadelszen tweeted that it was “awesome news”.
Awesome news. Great having such an fantastic nzer leading the coop. Well done Miles— Sarah von Dadelszen (@dadelszen) March 5, 2019
NZ Agricultural Trade Envoy Mike Petersen describes the appointment as inspiring.
Inspired appointment and pleased to see @mwhurrell secured in this important role.— Mike Petersen (@tepunamike) March 5, 2019
Former Fonterra communications head Kerry Underhill also congratulated Hurrell.
Big congrats Miles. Fantastic news and a great call by the Co-op.— Kerry Underhill (@KerryUnderhill) March 5, 2019
Hurrell will get a base salary of $1.95 million, lower than that earned by his predecessor Theo Spierings, who recieved $8m in pay and bonuses during his last year at the co-op.
One Facebook user Lance Phillips described the salary as “a bargain… less than half of Theo’s salary”.