His responsibilities at Fonterra include the ongoing development of technology strategy for the Co-operative, leadership of new technology development, scientific affairs, management of all external research partnerships and measurement of innovation performance. He also has responsibility for ViaLactia – Fonterra’s farming innovation subsidiary that aims to improve the value and sustainability of New Zealand’s milk supply. The Fonterra Research Centre is based in Palmerston North in New Zealand and is widely regarded as the world’s leading dairy research facility, employing 300 researchers and scientists. In total, Fonterra co-op employs 16,000 people worldwide and is owned by 10,600 New Zealand farmers. Dr. Hill gave M2-Magazine a snapshot of New Zealand dairy farming and of Fonterra’s role.
Dr. Jeremy Hill is Director of Research, Science, Technology Development at Fonterra Co-operative Group, New Zealand.