OUR PEOPLE

MANDY NORMOYLE
MANDY NORMOYLE

NATIONAL SAFETY, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT MANAGER
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What do you like about working for Lactalis Australia?

I love the autonomy and the very simple approach to business. Prior to joining Lactalis Australia, I worked a large multi national for 18 years, and as much as I loved the company and marveled at the scale and complexity, I found the bureaucracy and red tape almost suffocating. It didn’t allow you to do your job in an effective or timely manner. At Lactalis Australia, we’re empowered to do our jobs. You can get in and get things done. You're encouraged to be innovative. It’s great for development of individual skills, as well as the business.


What does your role involve?

I look after the Health Safety and Environment initiatives for Lactalis Australia, so that’s right across the all the individual businesses - Harvey Fresh, Jindi, Lemnos and most recently, Longwarry. A total of 2500 employees.


It must be challenging, engaging so many people across different locations?

Yes it is. It takes time, especially Integrating new businesses into a specific safety culture. But that makes it all the more rewarding when we achieve our goals. The culture of continuous improvement is what drives our thinking and actions.
MANDY NORMOYLE
TRACEY BERKELEY
TRACEY BERKELEY

MARKETING MANAGER BEVERAGES & MILK
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Tell us about your career to date.

I have been fortunate enough to have been part of the team here for over 20 years. I started as a Territory Manager within Sales and moved into Marketing after finishing my university studies in International Business and Marketing. After a year based in our Brisbane office as an Assistant Brand Manager, I spent a couple of years in our Darwin office as the Regional Marketing Manager which was a fantastic experience. Getting to see first-hand the passion Territorian’s have for their Pauls Iced Coffee was incredible…it is a daily staple!
Since moving back to Brisbane, I’ve had a range of other Brand Marketing roles including Marketing Manager of our Yoghurts and Desserts business where I was responsible for brands such as Vaalia, Tamar Valley Dairy and Pauls and now I have the privilege of looking after our amazing Beverages and Milk brands such as Ice Break, OAK, Zymil and Farmhouse Gold. Getting to lead the team who work on our market leading brands everyday is something I just love. It’s a really great role which sees no two days the same as we look to meet our evolving consumer needs and work within the changing category landscape.

What keeps you working at Lactalis Australia?

Apart from our brands, our people are one of the key things that keep me here. There’s so many incredible team members who want to make a difference every day. Our business is one that recognizes good talent, develops people, and rewards achievement. There’s always something big happening and I just love being part of it.


How would you describe the culture within the business?

Energetic, passionate, proactive, busy! I think our culture is one where entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged and where learning from our mistakes is supported. It’s a great place to be every day and it’s our people that make the culture what it is today and what it will be tomorrow. It’s up to each and every one of us to maintain the great culture we have built over the years.
TRACEY BERKELEY
MAL PARROT
MAL PARROT

NORTHERN REGION MANUFACTURING MANAGER
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What was the appeal of Lactalis Australia, when you applied to join the company?

I loved the Dairy industry for a start, and I saw Lactalis Australia as a specialist dairy company, with a clear vision. They were committed to investing in the industry. There was a very clear strategic plan – develop a national footprint, build great brands, and then explore opportunities in within the Asian region. That vision I found very appealing. From a personal view point, clearly with expansion comes opportunity. New roles, new challenges. So it’s an exciting time to be part of the company.


What does your role involve?

I’m responsible for all the manufacturing plants in the Northern region – Darwin, Rockhampton, Nambour and South Brisbane. I’m also the site manager in South Brisbane, which in terms of volume is far and away our largest production facility. It’s a challenge, staying abreast of the activities across multiple sites, but I’m fortunate to have a support of a lot of very capable people.


Why would you recommend Lactalis Australia to others?

Above anything else, the people. They are a great bunch. From the moment I joined the company two and a half years ago, I felt very comfortable being myself. There’s no pretense. The whole culture is centred around authenticity - real people doing real jobs. The other appeal is the work ethic. It’s standard across the business. People who are not prepared to get in and get their hands dirty simply don’t last.
MAL PARROT
MANDY NORMOYLE
MANDY NORMOYLE

NATIONAL SAFETY, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT MANAGER
........................................................................................................................................

What do you like about working for Lactalis Australia?

I love the autonomy and the very simple approach to business. Prior to joining Lactalis Australia, I worked a large multi national for 18 years, and as much as I loved the company and marveled at the scale and complexity, I found the bureaucracy and red tape almost suffocating. It didn’t allow you to do your job in an effective or timely manner. At Lactalis Australia, we’re empowered to do our jobs. You can get in and get things done. You're encouraged to be innovative. It’s great for development of individual skills, as well as the business.


What does your role involve?

I look after the Health Safety and Environment initiatives for Lactalis Australia, so that’s right across the all the individual businesses - Harvey Fresh, Jindi, Lemnos and most recently, Longwarry. A total of 2500 employees.


It must be challenging, engaging so many people across different locations?

Yes it is. It takes time, especially Integrating new businesses into a specific safety culture. But that makes it all the more rewarding when we achieve our goals. The culture of continuous improvement is what drives our thinking and actions.
MANDY NORMOYLE
TRACEY BERKELEY
TRACEY BERKELEY

MARKETING MANAGER BEVERAGES & MILK
........................................................................................................................................

Tell us about your career to date.

I have been fortunate enough to have been part of the team here for over 20 years. I started as a Territory Manager within Sales and moved into Marketing after finishing my university studies in International Business and Marketing. After a year based in our Brisbane office as an Assistant Brand Manager, I spent a couple of years in our Darwin office as the Regional Marketing Manager which was a fantastic experience. Getting to see first-hand the passion Territorian’s have for their Pauls Iced Coffee was incredible…it is a daily staple!
Since moving back to Brisbane, I’ve had a range of other Brand Marketing roles including Marketing Manager of our Yoghurts and Desserts business where I was responsible for brands such as Vaalia, Tamar Valley Dairy and Pauls and now I have the privilege of looking after our amazing Beverages and Milk brands such as Ice Break, OAK, Zymil and Farmhouse Gold. Getting to lead the team who work on our market leading brands everyday is something I just love. It’s a really great role which sees no two days the same as we look to meet our evolving consumer needs and work within the changing category landscape.

What keeps you working at Lactalis Australia?

Apart from our brands, our people are one of the key things that keep me here. There’s so many incredible team members who want to make a difference every day. Our business is one that recognizes good talent, develops people, and rewards achievement. There’s always something big happening and I just love being part of it.


How would you describe the culture within the business?

Energetic, passionate, proactive, busy! I think our culture is one where entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged and where learning from our mistakes is supported. It’s a great place to be every day and it’s our people that make the culture what it is today and what it will be tomorrow. It’s up to each and every one of us to maintain the great culture we have built over the years.
TRACEY BERKELEY
MAL PARROT
MAL PARROT

NORTHERN REGION MANUFACTURING MANAGER
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What was the appeal of Lactalis Australia, when you applied to join the company?

I loved the Dairy industry for a start, and I saw Lactalis Australia as a specialist dairy company, with a clear vision. They were committed to investing in the industry. There was a very clear strategic – develop a national footprint, build great brands, and then explore opportunities in within the Asian region. That vision I found very appealing. From a personal view point, clearly with expansion comes opportunity. New roles, new challenges. So it’s an exciting time to be part of the company.


What does your role involve?

I’m responsible for all the manufacturing plants in the Northern region – Darwin, Rockhampton, Nambour and South Brisbane. I’m also the site manager in South Brisbane, which in terms of volume is far and away our largest production facility. It’s a challenge, staying abreast of the activities across multiple sites, but I’m fortunate to have a support of a lot of very capable people.


Why would you recommend Lactalis Australia to others?

Above anything else, the people. They are a great bunch. From the moment I joined the company two and a half years ago, I felt very comfortable being myself. There’s no pretense. The whole culture is centred around authenticity - real people doing real jobs. The other appeal is the work ethic. It’s standard across the business. People who are not prepared to get in and get their hands dirty simply don’t last.
MAL PARROT