Board Directors

Hamish Reid – Chair and Associate Member Representative


Hamish is the General Manager Nutritionals, at Bega Cheese Limited based in Australia.

Hamish worked in technical and product development roles within Fonterra, holding the position of Global New Product Development Manager – Dairy Foods, before moving to Taiwan on assignment.  In Taiwan and then later in the Philippines Hamish held senior FMCG marketing roles developing a range of categories including adult nutritionals and growing up milk products as well as more mainstream cheese, butter and UHT milk ranges. Following completion of his assignment Hamish joined Tatura Milk Industries, a Bega Cheese Limited company.

Hamish gained a  MSc in Environmental Microbiology from Canterbury University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology from Massey University and has completed the Stanford University Executive Program in the Silicon Valley.

Hamish was elected as a Director to the Board of the Infant Nutrition Council on 10 November 2015, representing the Associate members.

He was elected as Board Chair in February 2018.

Victoria Landells – Deputy Chair

Victoria is the General Manager of the Group Regulatory function for Fonterra. In this role she is responsible for Fonterra’s regulatory strategy globally. From a dietetics background Victoria had a diverse range of experiences including community dietitian, Food Service Manager, Snr Nutritionist at FSANZ and DHS Victoria before joining Fonterra in 2007.

Victoria has been an active member of the INC for 10 years and in February 2018 was elected as Deputy Chair of the INC Board.



Shareef Khan

Shareef Khan is the Chief Operations Officer at The a2 Milk Company.

Shareef joined The a2 Milk Company in June 2012 and is responsible for providing strategic leadership in group operations across all a2 markets. He has over 15 years senior management experience and leads a dedicated team across The a2 Milk Company globally. He has experience in various industries some of which include FMCG and Infant nutrition.

 During his career, he has held senior leadership roles including Supply Chain Director for Danone (Nutricia) Infant Nutrition ANZ. Shareef holds a Bachelor of Science, Post graduate Certificate in management and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional with APICS.

Philippe Mele

Philippe is the General Manager Nutrition Oceania at Lactalis International, and was appointed to the INC Board in November 2019.





Xavier Payrard

Xavier joined Nestlé in 1993 as Brand and Group Manager for Nestlé Pacific Islands (NPI).





Rodrigo Lima

Rodrigo is the Managing Director Nutricia Oceania at Danone, and joined the INC board in July 2018.





Suzan Horst

Suzan is currently the Director of Quality, Regulatory and Laboratory Services at Synlait Milk Ltd. Her last role was Director Quality Affairs, Business Group EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) for FrieslandCampina.





Nick Hammond

Nick is the Chief of Operations at Spring Sheep Milk Co. He joined the INC Board as an Associate member representative in September 2019.





Heinz representative

Position vacant.