Ferrier, 53, is managing director of Canz Capital Limited, a private investment company he founded in 2011. He served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd., a leading New Zealand-based international dairy company, from 2003 to 2011. Previously, he served as president and CEO of GSW Inc., a Canadian consumer durable goods manufacturer, from 2000 to 2003.
Prior to 2000, Ferrier spent 16 years in the sugar industry working in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Mexico. Five of those years, from 1994 to 1999, were at Tate & Lyle, where he ultimately served as president and CEO of Tate & Lyle North America Sugars Inc.
"Andrew brings significant experience as the former CEO of an international company focused on agricultural exports," said Alberto Weisser, chairman and CEO, Bunge Limited. "His success in growing businesses and market share, along with his deeply relevant operational experience in the sugar industry, will make him a valuable addition to our Board."
Ferrier has served as chairman of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, the national economic development agency, since November. He also serves as a director of Orion Health Limited, a New Zealand-based privately owned software company, and is a member of the University of Auckland Council.