Home > About Us > Executive Management


  Kai Bockmann
President and Chief Operating Officer, Saputo Inc and Dairy Division (International)
Mr Bockmann assumed the most senior role in the Company, with the title of President and Chief Operating Officer, on 1 April 2015. Mr Bockmann has been with Saputo Inc. since January 2012. He holds over 15 years of international experience within the food industry. He has held several senior management positions in production, sales and marketing, and has worked in Canada, the USA, China, India, as well as in Latin America. Mr Bockmann’s role with the Company is part of his current responsibilities as President and Chief Operating Officer of Saputo Inc.’s Dairy Division (International).

Richard Wallace
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dairy Division (Australia)
Dip Dairy Technology, MBA
Mr Wallace was appointed as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dairy Division (Australia), Saputo Inc. in January 2015.  He has spent 28 years in the dairy industry, 20 of which at WCB.  Prior to his current position, Mr Wallace held the position of General Manager Operations for eight years.  He is currently a Director of Great Ocean Ingredients Pty Ltd.

  Kirsty Appleton
General Manager – Human Resources
B Comm/B Arts, Masters of Organisation Dynamics
Ms Appleton was appointed to the position of General Manager, Human Resources in July 2015.  She has responsibility for the Human Resources function across all WCB sites, including HR policy, labour relations and talent management.  Ms Appleton brings more than 15 years of broad HR experience in business partnership, learning and organisation development, and employee relations.  Ms Appleton has undertaken a number of senior HR roles in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region, partnering with manufacturing and corporate businesses in the automotive sector.

Anthony Cook
General Manager - Milk Supply
B Bus, CA
Mr Cook's responsibilities include milk supply and trading, and field services. He joined the Company in 2000 after 12 years experience in various finance and advisory roles.  Mr Cook held several senior finance positions after gaining experience domestically and internationally in audit and corporate advisory roles with a focus on the manufacturing sector.

Stephen Cook
General Manager – Operations
B Comp
Mr Cook's areas of responsibility include the management of the Company's production facilities and related services. He joined the Company in 1993 and was previously the Manager of joint venture company, Great Ocean Ingredients Pty Ltd.


Ross Martin
Vice President and General Manager - Supply Chain Management, IT and PMO
Mr Martin’s responsibilities include leading the Supply Chain and Information Technology teams, as well as Program Portfolio Management for key business projects. Mr Martin has over 37 years of dairy/beverage industry experience in diverse senior management roles with large ASX-listed and multinational FMCG companies. He commenced employment with the company in 2013.

Paul Moloney
Vice President Finance and Administration, CFO and Company Secretary
B Bus, CPA
Mr Moloney is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the financial, taxation and treasury functions and the provision of reliable business controls and financial risk management and for advising the Board and the Company in corporate governance practices, management of the legal, risk and investor relations functions and for statutory, ASX and company compliance
issues. Mr Moloney commenced employment with WCB in 2001 and has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience in a number of financial roles. He is currently Company Secretary for Great Ocean Ingredients Pty Ltd and is responsible for the secretarial duties of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Japan Company Limited.

John Williams
General Manager - Consumer Goods
B Ec (Asian Studies), Grad Dip International Business, FAICD, FARL
Mr Williams has 25 years experience in trading hard and soft commodities, with a focus on agricultural products mainly to the Asian region. He is responsible for all domestic sales including Everyday Cheese, Specialty Cheese, Industrial and Ingredient Sales to domestic customers and the Sungold Packaged milk business. He is currently a director of Australia's dairy industry peak body, Australian Dairy Industry Council Inc, and Vice President of the Australian Dairy Products Federation. He has been an employee since 2000.