Katrina Ritchie is the General Manager of Sourcing and HR Direct for Fonterra Co-Operative Group. Fonterra was formed in 2001 and is the world’s largest dairy exporter. Owned by 10,000 farmer shareholders, each year Fonterra exports 95% of New Zealand-made dairy products to customers and consumers in 140 markets across the globe.

Katrina has worked at Fonterra since 2008 in several key senior HR roles and currently has overall responsibility for a number of different functions including; Global Sourcing, Onboarding, Graduates and HR Direct which is a centralised HR advisory centre for Fonterra managers.

Before joining Fonterra, Katrina worked on projects in one of New Zealand’s large public organisations, led a business providing outsourced shared service solutions and spent 9 years managing HRIS projects across NZ and Australia. She is a specialist in the fields of recruitment, HR strategy, vendor and contract management, HR reporting and is often called upon to lead large HR projects and key initiatives within Fonterra.

She is a graduate of Auckland University and has a passion for travel, food and keeping active.