My Connect Conference 2019

The 2019 My Connect Conference in Dunedin was a valuable opportunity for farmers to come together, learn about the Co-op and network with fellow farmers.

Below is video of some of the key sessions.

Strategy session

CEO Miles Hurrell provided an update on your Co-op’s portfolio review and the thinking behind the strategy reset.

He spoke on sustainability; innovation and knowhow; manufacturing scale and efficiency and customer focus and how your Co-op can bring them all together.


The Co-operative Difference

Managing Director Co-Operative Affairs Mike Cronin, Farm Source Director Richard Allen and On-Farm Excellence Director Charlotte Rutherford explained the new Co-operative Difference in more detail.

They outlined the future aspirations of the Co-operative, the steps farmers can take to achieve recognition and the support available.

Mike, Richard and Charlotte spent time after the session answering questions.

Vision and Purpose session

Judy Garshaw, Richard Stalker, Richard Cookson, and William Green were joined by former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw to discuss the journey they have been on for the last 18 months.

They discussed how they connect with the purpose, what it means to them and why they believe in our Co-op. 

Functional Nutrition: Adding More Value

Chief Operating Officer NZMP, Kelvin Wickham talked about how your co-op is responding to global trends, including the increased demand for protein. He discussed the potential of an advanced nutrition business focusing on sports and active lifestyle and medical nutrition.

Kelvin was then joined by Jeni Pearce form High Performance Sport New Zealand.


How we’re winning in South East Asia

Chief Operating Officer Global Consumer and Foodservice Judith Swales provided an insight into the Indochina cluster and the trends that are emerging and how your Co-op is capturing value.

Judith also outlined our partnership strategy in the area to help grow market share and capture new opportunities.

A brief Q&A from your fellow farmers followed the session.


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