Westland appoints new CFO

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British-born Dorian Devers has been appointed as the new chief financial officer for Westland Milk, New Zealand’s second largest dairy co-operative.

Mr Devers, who has around 20 years’ experience in international business finance will be based at Westland Milk’s Rolleston office.Westland Milk CEO Toni Brendish said she was excited about the potential for Westland with an appointment of someone of Dorian’s calibre.

“He has worked in the finance field for the Linde Group, formerly the BOC Group, since 1997.

“He comes to us from his current role of financial director for Africa, United Kingdom and Ireland which involved leading all aspects of finance for this huge region covering more than 20 countries, more than 400,000 customers, and revenue of €1.5 billion.

“Dorian also comes with New Zealand experience as he was head of finance for BOC New Zealand in 2003 and 2004.”

Since taking over the role as Westland CEO in late 2016 Ms Brendish has overseen the appointment of a number of key roles in Westland’s management structure including the appointment of a new General Manager China (Gary Yu) and a new Chief Operations Officer (Craig Betty) on the senior management team. “Westland’s drive to improve its financial performance and seek constructive mutually beneficial financial, technical and innovative relationships with key customers will be well supported by Dorian’s experience,” she said. “He has a proven record for leading transformational change across large and complex organisations to deliver sustainable benefits.”

Mr Devers is married to Stephanie, a New Zealander, and they have three daughters Charlotte, Isla and Matilda.