Governance Bio
Patrice Wynen
Appoint Professional

Patrice Wynen

9 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation


Board Member
“With 22 years experience in commercial and operational leadership roles in the NZ Dairy Industry, I bring expertise in finance and manufacturing, including risk management, business continuity and continuous improvement that will benefit a wide range of organisations. Having lead large teams I have significant experience in improving staff engagement and buildi”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles


Whareroa Co Generation Ltd

October 2017 - Present (1 years)

 Company owns Fonterra’s share of joint venture with Todd Energy, operating energy co-generation to supply Fonterra’s Whareroa manufacturing site in Taranaki


Butter Canners Ltd

October 2017 - Present (1 years)

 Joint Venture organisation between Fonterra and Ballentynes in Australia to manufacture canned butter for domestic and export sale by both JV partners


Glencoal Energy Ltd

October 2017 - Present (1 years)

 Fonterra owned Waikato Coal Mines, currently focused on regulatory compliance and rehabiliatation of mines, in preparation for sale


Civil Whey Distributors Ltd

October 2017 - Present (1 years)

 Company is responsible for the collection, irrigation or other disposal of waste and other by products from Fonterra Waikato sites. High level of environmental regulation to be complied with.


Canpac Ltd

October 2017 - Present (1 years)

 Manufacturing company that blends and packs Infant Formula and Nutritional Powders into can and sachet pack formats for export.


Waikato BOP Magic Netball

August 2016 - Present (2 years)

 WBOP Netball Zone responsible for leading the development of netball from grassroots throughout a zone that extends down to Poverty Bay, to the high performance Magic Netball Team


Dairy Industry Superannuation Scheme

August 2008 - Present (10 years)

 Workplace Superannuation Scheme assets of NZD800 Million. FMA regulatory compliance.

Executive Roles

GM Commercial NZ Manufacturing


September 2017 - Present (1 years)

 Responsible for the Commercial Support and business partnering to the Director of Manufacturing and the Manufacturing Lead Team across Fonterra’s 29 Manufacturing Sites in NZ

Director Global Business Services


September 2007 - September 2017 (10 years)

 Lead Fonterra’s Global Business Service Operations. Total of 350 staff and an annual budget of NZD30 million  Developed and implemented the strategy for growth to a multi-function, multi-hub global business services model  Responsible for risk management and business continuity planning to support critical process execution to Fonterra operations globally

Commercial Manager Group Manufacturing


September 2004 - September 2007 (3 years)

Commercial analysis on business case work for manufacturing

Site Operations Manager


September 2002 - September 2004 (2 years)

 Responsible for all production, maintenance and storage operations at Waitoa Site including H&S, financial, regulatory and compliance performance  Approximately 500 staff and up to 5 million litres of whole milk per day  Annual Operating Budget of approx NZD240 million  Successful crisis management e.g. collapsed drains under wet processing area successfully replaced while maintaining production during peak operating season  50% reduction in Lost Time Injuries on site in one season


Global Women

Breakthrough Leaders Programme, Leadership

2014 - 2014

NZ Institute of Directors

Company Directors course, Governance

2009 - 2009

Monash University

Post Graduate Diploma, Business Administration

2001 - 2001

University of Auckland

Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Finance

1989 - 1991