Our People

Milk New Zealand was registered and established in New Zealand initially with a
one-man team but as at December 2016, represented by a strong and highly
experienced New Zealand based management and governance team.
  • Terry Lee

    Managing Director of Milk New Zealand Holding Limited

    Managing Director of Top Harbour Limited

    Director of Milk New Zealand Dairy, Theland Tahi Farm Group and Theland Purata Farm Group Limited

    Advisor, China Business Advisory Group of Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

    Established Member of NZ Asian Leaders

    Terry immigrated to New Zealand since 2003. He has had exposures in various investment fields including acquisitions and private equity fund management in China and other overseas countries including United State, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. These exposures and experiences has built Terry with knowledge and network in various regulatory bodies and their operations, media and public relations.

    He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Pengxin Investment Limited and re-joined Pengxin in 2009 representing the Group in New Zealand and Australia as Managing Director of Milk New Zealand Management Limited, Managing Director of Top Harbour Limited and Director of the SFL (Synlait Farm) Holdings Limited.

    Major transactions led in New Zealand include acquisition of Crafar Farms (2012), Gulf Harbour Land (2012), Contract Miraka Limited as manufacturer for UHT (2013), Synlait Farms (2013), Queenstown Hilton Hotels and Light Quay Debts (2014) and Spark City Building A (2014) and D (2015).

  • Tony Nie

    Chief Financial Officer of Milk New Zealand Holding Limited

    General Manager of Milk New Zealand Management Limited

    Tony Nie joined Milk New Zealand on 1 January 2016. Prior to that Tony worked for COSCO (New Zealand) Ltd for over 13 years as Company Secretary and General Manager BPS, HR and Accounting. He also acted as Director for United Containers Ltd in NZ, and Suva Container Park and United Containers Fiji Ltd in Fiji.

    With COSCO, Tony was able to reduce in 10% each year. Average

    Tony holds Bachelor's degree in Economics and MBA. He is also a Chartered Accountant of ANZICA.

  • Justine Kidd

    CEO of Agribusiness for

    Theland Tahi Farm Group Limited

    Theland Purata Farm Group Limited

    Director for Pengxin New Zealand Management Limited

    Chairlady of Dairy Women’s Network

    Director of Dairy CHZB

    Justine has been involved in many aspects of the dairy industry after graduating with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (hons) in 1993.

    Prior to joining Milk New Zealand Justine led the BEL Group, a large-scale family owned dairy farming business located in the Central Hawkes Bay region, from 2009 until 2016. During this time Justine navigated the business through the tragic loss of owner Peter Barry, the GFC and the current dairy down turn. The business grew in scale during this time to milk 30% more cows and own 60% more land, it increased its profitability significantly and grew its equity by 40%. Justine led the transition of this business from owner operator to a fully managed corporate structure while purposely growing the leadership team to succeed her, she successfully transitioned out of BEL Group handing over the reins during the winter of 2016.

    Justine Chaired the Dairy Womens Network from 2014 – 2016 establishing a strong strategic intent for their future and adding value to their board processes and frameworks.

    Today Justine is interested in the challenge of the primary sector working together differently to access new channels to market and through closer engagement with customers realising the value behind the farm gate into real farm gate price returns.

    Justine, in partnership with Andrea Barry, owns a small dairy farm in the Central Hawkes Bay and enjoys the opportunity this provides to develop young people into their Dairy Farm careers.

    Justine has received numerous professional recognition through out her career, including Hawkes Bay Primary sector Industry leader (2015), NZ Dairy Woman of the Year – Dairy Women’s Network (2013), Selected for sport NZ Women in Governance mentoring programme (2013), Winner of the HRINZ Initiative of the Year Award – Bel Group “Good, Better, Best” (2011), Invited to participate in Sport NZ Inaugural leadership Pgoramme for Sport CEOs (2006) and Young Scientist of the Year – NZ Society of Animal Production (1998)

  • Roy van den Hurk

    General Manager - Product of Milk New Zealand Dairy Limited

    Roy joined Milk New Zealand Management Ltd as General Manager- Product, in September 2012, with the primary responsibilities of new product and business development, building or acquiring processing plants, and reviewing potential business opportunities. Roy is well qualified with university degrees in science, engineering (Hons), and business and with over 30 years of experience in processing and manufacturing environments. Previous experience included Director and General Manager for a multinational food ingredients company in NZ, and 20 years of senior management positions in manufacturing, operations, technical and engineering functions within food and primary industry sectors.

    This background has brought a broad breadth of international business development and marketing experience based on New Zealand natural products. His experience covers management of the supply chain from the land, through processing, to international markets.

  • Fei Sun

    General Manager – Supply Chain of Milk New Zealand Dairy Limited

    Fei has over 15 years of professional experience in dairy industry. Prior to joining Milk New Zealand, Fei was a senior executive in Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd responsible for looking after the Milk Powder Division as the Vice Director of Equipment. During the years with Yili, Fei led many projects including assist in the construction of the first automatic UHT production line for Yili (2001), led and managed the construction of the first informatised UHT plant in Yili and in Asia with daily production capacity of1500 tonnes (2004) and led the construction project of the largest infant formula plant of Yili (2008).

    In 2013, he was seconded to New Zealand as the Vice General Manager of Oceania Dairy Limited responsible for overseeing the operation of plant and production line in New Zealand. He was also responsible for building the current plant of Oceania Dairy.

  • Andy Millar

    GM - Farm Operations of Theland Purata Farm Group Limited

    Andy joined Purata in 2013 as Livestock Performance Manager and took over as General Manager early in 2016. He has been involved in the dairy industry since the early 90’s. Andy qualified as a vet at Massey University in 1992 and worked in dairy practice, leading animal health, welfare and performance in a wide range of production systems in New Zealand, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Purata Andy held both technical and business management roles in the animal health and vet pharmaceutical sectors. Andy has been very active in promoting the responsible use of antibiotics in farming, recently addressing the International Conference for Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals.

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