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Richard North

General Manager - Supply Chain

Richard moved into the role of General Manager Supply Chain from his previous position as Sealord’s Sales and Operations (S&OP) Planning Manager.

The Supply Chain function involves overseeing the distribution and storage of products, procurement, customer service and demand/supply planning to ensure maximum returns from Sealord’s catch (S&OP).

Prior to Sealord, Richard’s experiences include 15 years with Fonterra across a broad range of functions but more recently as Manager for Supply Chain Excellence, and before that leading management roles at Esselte and the New Zealand Dairy Board.

Having started out his career with a Bachelor of Management Studies, his strengths include enabling cross-functional relationships, an ability to implement change, and structured approaches to planning and strategy development.

Being on the Senior Executive Team is a great opportunity to broaden the exposure and influence of Supply Chain across the business.

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