Management

Martin Bates

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ingredient Solutions 

Martin joined DFA in 2018 after a 25-year career with Fonterra Co-Operative Group and other New Zealand dairy cooperatives, where he most recently directed a joint venture partnership, expanding Fonterra’s global strategy and footprint in Russia and CIS markets. In his current role as senior vice president and chief operating officer for DFA’s Ingredient Solutions Division, Martin is responsible for DFA’s global ingredient and foodservice business. Martin has extensive global experience in the dairy industry, including global operations and manufacturing, customer and government relations and global extended supply chain and optimization across a wide range of cultures and geographies.