Ballance Agri-Nutrients appoints Kelvin Wickham as Chief Executive

Wednesday 19 July 2023

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has appointed Kelvin Wickham as Chief Executive following an executive search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

Kelvin is a proven co-operative leader whose experience includes 34 years at Fonterra creating value for farmer shareholders. His extensive career at Fonterra culminated in him being based in Amsterdam leading all business activities across Africa, Middle East, Europe, North Asia, and the Americas, along with global oversight of the Active Living Functional Nutritional Unit and the NZMP brand. Prior to that Kelvin was responsible for the business unit NZMP, the largest dairy ingredients selling and marketing entity in the world. He has lived in Shanghai where he led Fonterra’s Greater China business across the full value chain from farms to brands. In an earlier Supplier and External Relations role Kelvin worked closely with farmer shareholders, with responsibility for Fonterra’s farmer facing teams as well as engaging with key New Zealand government and external stakeholders.

As a member of Fonterra's management team reporting directly to the CEO, Kelvin demonstrated his ability to be a forward-thinking and customer-focused leader. His experience in the international market, developing diverse teams and commitment to delivering high-quality solutions, will benefit Ballance.