Synlait Milk appoints George Adams as Chair

Friday 03 May 2024

Synlait Milk have announced that SEQEL Partners’ appointee, George Adams, has been elected as Chair as of 1 May 2024.

SEQEL Partners appointed George as an Independent Director of Synlait in March 2024 to fill a casual vacancy. George’s transition to the Chair role follows the previously signalled plan that Acting Chair Paul McGilvary would return to his position as an Independent Director once a permanent successor was found and elected. George was elected with the full support of the Board.

George has an outstanding commercial and governance career with over 30 years of international business experience in the fast-moving consumer goods and telecommunications industries. He also has a strong occupational health and safety background.

Before focussing on governance, George held a range of executive leadership positions. Notably, he was Managing Director of Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand and CFO of British Telecom, Northern Ireland. George's previous governance highlights include being Chair of Bell Tea & Coffee, Chair of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council and a Director of Hellers Group and Tegel Food.

Today, George is Chair of the NZX-listed Bremworth, Director of NZX-listed Arborgen, and Chair of the Business Leaders Health & Safety Forum.