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Marc Rivers joined Fonterra, New Zealand in February 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the Co-operative’s finances, procurement and information systems.
Marc is an experienced global finance executive with strong strategic leadership capability. Prior to joining Fonterra, Marc was the CFO at Roche Pharmaceuticals Division in Switzerland, with oversight of NZ$54 billion in sales including 14 manufacturing sites around the world. His division was responsible for product distribution for 140 countries, focusing on the innovation pipeline and customer and market development.
Marc has worked in both emerging and established markets, including China, Japan, Thailand, Europe and the US. Marc has a strong track record and is known for his commitment to leading and developing his people while building diverse and inclusive teams. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and an International Masters of Business Administration, Finance and German from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.
Marc is married with three sons and is a member of the Bahá’í Faith. He serves as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly ofthe Bahá’ís of New Zealand and is a Trustee at The Religious Diversity Centre Trust of Aotearoa New Zealand
"Sarwat impressed in NZ, bringing the experience of her profession in diversity and her work in organisational change into her contribution to building good inter-faith relationships wherever she is. She carries with her, her own wide experience of the world, living in Britain, in countries across the Middle East, and in New Zealand, together with her own heritage. Without hesitation Sarwat offers her skills and her leadership, ready also to give articulate expression of faith, when the opportunity or need arises."
Co-Chair The Religious Diversity Centre, New Zealand
Recipient of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Hubert Walter Award
"Jason has been a tremendous support in our team and reflects his success in the Middle East. The holistic approach in building trust and sharing stories that create strong working cultures, creates a benchmark fto move towards."
Managing Director, The Total Office UAE
“Sarwat is objective, nuanced and brave. She is unafraid to tackle difficult issues head on and does so in an open, inclusive and thoughtful manner so as to provoke thought; enabling people to address issues by looking at them in ways that they had perhaps not previously considered. I have found her to be a much needed critical friend."
Lieutenant Colonel Tim Petransky PWRR
The British Army
“Her charm, kindness and humility are utterly disarming. This makes it exceptionally easy for those she works with to learn in a non-threatening environment. She also fosters empathy: a capacity which is fundamental to recognising and celebrating diversity. Sarwat is an exceptional public speaker, leader, mentor and an inspirational role model."
Jonathan Manns FRSA FRTPI MRICS
Board Director, Planning & Development, Rockwell Property
“Jason’s skilled professional approach makes him at the very top of his game. His fantastic personality and very collaborative style, draws out the very best of any Senior Leadership team and adds value to the teams he works with.”
Global Head of Design & Construction