Former Fonterra boss Craig Norgate has died at the age of 50 while visiting the UK. Norgate was the first Chief Executive of Fonterra, from 2001 to 2003. He went on to chair PGG Wrightson for six years.
Norgate was a Director of Port Taranaki, Sealord Group, and the Taranaki Rugby Union. More recently he was the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and oversaw the merger of the New Zealand and Australian accounting bodies.
Craig Norgate was born in Hawera in 1965 and studied at Massey University before taking up his first management role (at the Department of Maori Affairs) when he was 21. Norgate was married to Jane, and had three children – Dylan, Alexandria and Jordan.
Fonterra, along with many New Zealanders took to social media this morning to express their condolences.