ALISTAIR LANE

Director

Alistair is a Partner and Director of Value Chain Connections Ltd. Alistair has over 35 years’ experience in the global food, beverage, dairy and agri-tech fields, bringing strong technical, commercial and senior supply chain general management capabilities to the company. This has included the management of New Zealand’s largest export supply chain, the facilitation and establishment of efficient export supply chains in USA and Latin America, and the operation of a leading global agri-tech supply chain headquartered in New Zealand.

Alistair is highly respected by his peers and is known for his depth of knowledge, experience and passion that he brings to businesses.

Alistair is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and he also provides advisory support to the ICEHOUSE as an Executive in Residence.

"I have known Alistair for 18 years and worked extensively with him in the fields of leadership, quality and supply chain. Alistair's ability to facilitate and deliver a compelling vision via outstanding leadership and commitment makes him a trusted advisor for any business that chooses to utilise his skills."
Mike Willing, Director International Operations, New Era Pathways

NATASHA MATIAS

Director

Natasha is a Partner and Director of Value Chain Connections Ltd. Natasha has over 25 years’ experience in the commodities, fish and dairy fields, bringing strong commercial, business process and change management capabilities to the Company. Natasha has extensive experience with business process redesign associated with the implementation and rollout of the SAP ERP platform to the world’s largest dairy exporter, Fonterra Cooperative Group.

Natasha is highly respected by her colleagues for her ability to understand the end-to-end business requirements of an organisation, and to ensure the processes adopted are simple and aligned across the organisation’s culture.

Natasha is a member of the Change Management Institute of New Zealand.

"Natasha has redefined how a business works alongside a large project like VSO, particularly in the way she has approached engaging both the business and the project to challenge outcomes and make sure we got the best result possible for the business, and ultimately ensure the project was successful. To me, this encapsulates all of the Fonterra values and was well above her original remit."
Personal Communication, Fonterra Executive, 2013

OTHER RESOURCES

Value Chain Connections also draws on a network of other experienced associates to deliver logistics, inventory management, network modelling and technology solutions to business clients. However, Value Chain Connections works without bias and is independent of specific software and technology providers.