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Kiril Simonovski, Director, Marketing & Retail Sales – Fonterra

Extensive FMCG experience (20yrs!) working across food, beverage and durables, international exposure, sales and marketing focus across organisations such as Parmalat, Lion Dairy & Drinks, Kraft, Fosters/CUB, Heinz and Fonterra. Prior to joining Fonterra Australia in Nov 2013, I spent 3 years at Heinz as a member of the Australian Executive Leadership Team as General Manager of the Heinz Business Unit (full P&L responsibility) as well as heading up the Brands Marketing function for Australia where my primary focus was to help accelerate the commercial turnaround of the business. I am currently the Sales & Marketing Director for Fonterra’s Australian Retail business leading a team of 100+ people reporting directly to the Managing Director Oceania.

Personal Values: Family, integrity, accountability, vision, adaptability, passion, decisive and continuous improvement.Leadership Approach: Authentic, constructive, accountable, open and approachable, value people, achievement focussed, strategic, over communicate, decisive and agile, collaborative.

I am passionate about making a sustainable commercial difference through a constructive, outcome focussed approach to enable achievement with and through others always striving to do the right thing for the long term.