Mr John Monaghan, CNZM, of Martinborough, for services to the dairy industry
John Monaghan was an inaugural Fonterra Shareholders Councillor from inception and later Council Chairman.
He joined the Board of Directors, serving on a range of committees.
During his tenure, Fonterra’s China Strategy built a $4 billion revenue business; Fonterra partnered with Silver Fern Farms to establish Kotahi, aimed to advance New Zealand’s export supply chain; and the co-operative created the GlobalDairyTrade auction platform, establishing a transparent international pricing benchmark for the industry.
Mr Monaghan went on to chair Fonterra, overseeing a reset of its strategy and culture and a global change management process.
He was a director of Wellington CentrePort Limited, chaired Eketahuna School’s Board of Trustees, and is former Club Captain and Junior Side Coach of the Eketahuna Rugby Club.