Pictured above at Cooperative Business NZ’s 2017 Annual Awards are, from left: Duncan Coull (representing Fonterra); Oliver O’Neill (Ruralco); Neil Cowie (Mitre 10) and Brian Cameron.
FONTERRA CO-OPERATIVE GROUPFonterra Shareholders' Council Chair Duncan Coull, pictured, collected the 2017 Co-operative Business of the Year award in recognition of Fonterra’s significant and positive impact within the co-operative community.
NEIL COWIE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE – MITRE 10Mitre 10 Chief Executive Neil Cowie received the 2017 Co-operative Leader of the Year award in recognition of his significant co-operative leadership within both his own organisation and across the co-op sector.
OLIVER O’NEILL, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – RURALCORuralco CFO Oliver O’Neill received the inaugural Co-operation Amongst Co-operatives award in recognition of his entrepreneurial leadership across a range of collaboration initiatives.
BRIAN CAMERON, CO-OPERATIVE PIONEERHonorary Member Brian Cameron received the Outstanding Co-operative Contribution award in recognition of his extraordinary efforts and achievements on behalf of the co-operative business sector.
On July 1st, the world will celebrate the 95th International Co-operatives Day. The co-operative movement will show how its unique business model, being based on democracy and openness, creates opportunities for those most at risk