SIMON TUCKER | KEYNOTE SPEAKER & IMPACT PANEL
FONTERRA DIRECTOR STAKEHOLDER AFFAIRS
Simon Tucker is Director of Global Stakeholder Affairs at
Fonterra. In this role he leads teams responsible for Fonterra’s global trade
strategy, the company’s relationships with the New Zealand and foreign
governments, and Fonterra’s industry partners.
As a member of the Corporate Affairs Leadership Team,
Simon’s role contributes both to the execution of Fonterra’s commercial
strategy – particularly in terms of trade access and growth – and to the
Co-operative’s efforts to enhance its national and global identity and
Simon has spent over ten years in the New Zealand dairy
industry including in leadership roles at DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies
Association of New Zealand and with Fonterra Co- operative Group’s US-based
During his career, Simon has also spent considerable time
working for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was the
Ministry’s Assistant Secretary based in Auckland, and served as New Zealand
High Commissioner (Ambassador) to Canada and was concurrently High Commissioner
to Jamaica. Earlier diplomatic assignments included postings as Counsellor and
head of the trade team at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC and three
years at the NZ Embassy in Tehran. He also spent several years working in
Parliament as adviser to the Minister for Trade.
Over the past 10 years Simon has also held a number of
governance and advisory roles, including in the areas of economic development,
trade, resource management and education.