Joe Coote is the President, Americas region at Fonterra which is headquartered in Chicago, IL USA. He oversees our ingredients businesses across the region with offices located in Chicago, IL, Miami, FL and Mexico City, Mexico. Joe joined Fonterra in 2009 and prior to his current role has worked in Supply Chain and Commercial Optimization leadership roles based in Auckland and Singapore.
He has over 25 years’ experience in consumer goods with roles at Colgate Palmolive, GlaxoSmithKline, PwC and ColesMyer spanning multiple segments (ingredients, consumer, retail and consulting), geographies (Oceania, Asia, Europe and Americas) and functions (Sales, Finance, Information Technology, Procurement and Supply Chain). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland, Australia), qualified as a Chartered Accountant and attended Executive Programmes at Harvard and Babson. Joe was appointed to the Dairy Industries (Ja) Ltd Board as a director in February 2020.