It was a great day for Fonterra at this year’s virtual 2020 NZ Cheese Awards.
Organised by the Waikato Rural Support Trust, the online session will feature van der Heyden and former Fonterra director Mark Townshend, Ngatea.
The Waikato RST says the webinar will be “a relaxed Q&A session”.
It says the two industry leaders will “discus why it is so important to embrace change and see the opportunities it provides”.
Van der Heyden has mostly stayed away from commenting on the dairy industry since he retired as Fonterra chairman in 2012 after 10 years at the helm of the co-op.
Townshend, a founding director of Fonterra has dairying interests in New Zealand (Hauraki, Canterbury, Southland), North America and South America.