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Mike Cronin

Managing Director Corporate Affairs, Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd

Mike Cronin

Mike is Managing Director Corporate Affairs, responsible for Fonterra's social responsibility, health and safety, food safety and quality, brand, communications, stakeholder affairs, and governance and legal functions.

Mike has been at Fonterra for 14 years, covering an extensive range of corporate risk and reputation management portfolios including senior lawyer, strategy, governance and running the Chairman's Office and the CEO's office.

Social responsibility is a core part of Fonterra's purpose, to be the world's most trusted source of dairy nutrition, making a difference in the lives of 2 billion people. For us, social responsibility simply means protecting the interests of our shareholders by taking responsibility for the impacts of our decisions on society and the environment. It's about respecting the perspectives of our stakeholders, behaving transparently and ethically, and thinking for the long term.

Fonterra actively participates in many initiatives led by the Sustainable Business Council, and Mike appreciates the opportunity to help shape its direction through governance on the Advisory Board.

Mike brings extensive governance experience, a perspective of the global trends and opportunities shaping food production and agricultural practices, an open mind and a willingness to listen, learn and share.