Global Dairy Platform’s membership of dairy companies, associations, scientific bodies and other partners collaborate pre-competitively to lead and build evidence on dairy’s role in the diet, and show the sector’s commitment to responsible food production.

For more than a decade, GDP has led the dairy sector’s collaborative efforts to encourage the appropriate intake of nutrient-rich dairy foods and demonstrate the sector’s role in sustainable agriculture.

Together, we aim to demonstrate dairy’s contribution to global food systems, lead healthy diets and sustainable livelihoods.

Governance Groups

Global Dairy Platform’s Board of Directors and Operational Committee lead the way in providing strategic oversight of GDPs activities:

Miles Hurrell
Chair of GDP Board
Chief Executive Officer
Fonterra Co-operative Group

Peder Tuborgh
Chief Executive Officer
Arla Foods

Dennis Rodenbaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dairy Farmers of America

Jan Derck van Karnebeek
Chief Executive Officer
Royal FrieslandCampina

Hanne Søndergaard
Deputy Chair of GDP Board
EVP and Chief Agriculture and Sustainability Officer
Arla Foods

Mike Durkin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Leprino Foods Company

Minfang (Jeffrey) Lu
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
China Mengniu Dairy Company

Yohichi Ohnuki
President and Representative Director
Morinaga Milk Industry

Lino Saputo Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Saputo Inc.

Heather Anfang
President, Dairy Foods and EVP
Land O’Lakes

Piercristiano Brazzale
International Dairy Federation

Marchel Gorselink
Global R&D Director
Royal FrieslandCampina

Michael Lichte
Chief Insights and Optimization Officer
Dairy Farmers of America

Komal Mistry-Mehta
Chief Innovation & Brand Officer
Fonterra Co-operative Group

Facundo Etchebehere
Senior Vice President of Sustainability Strategy & Partnerships

Kaoru Koide
Senior Advisor
Meiji Co.

Hideki Morita
Executive Officer

Our Vision: Consumers value milk and dairy products as naturally nutritious, enjoyable and an essential part of a healthy diet.

Our Mission:  To align and support the dairy industry to promote sustainable dairy nutrition.

GDP Staff

Donald Moore
Executive Director

Dr. Beth Bradley
Chief Science Officer

Bob Musinski
Chief Communications Officer

Amanda Slusher
Office Manager

Jessica Conte
Project Manager

Global Dairy Platform Leads
GDP Leads drive specific work plans and projects connected to dairy’s work in Nutritional Security, Sustainability, and Dairy Development.

Brian Lindsay
Sustainability Lead

Dr. Mitch Kanter
Nutritional Security Lead

Ernesto Reyes
Dairy Development Lead

Civic Engagements

GDP doesn’t just create sector engagement on relevant global issues, but works to actively share the sector’s expertise and provide necessary perspective to influence and drive action. These efforts inform the wider world of media, academia, and policy makers with factual contributions inspired by principles like the need for accurate information for evaluating a food’s profile and raising awareness of dairy’s ability to provide sustainable livelihoods.

In this context, GDP staff and Leads are asked from time to time to take part in conferences, public debates, committees, and other types of events. They can among other things be called upon to act as speakers, debate participants, hosts, or moderators, or again as experts in individual meetings. In this way, the GDP hopes to support initiatives that contribute to sustaining the benefits of agriculture, and strengthening the contribution of the dairy sector to sustainable food security and nutrition.

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More than 6 billion people worldwide consume milk and milk products–the majority living in developing countries



90% of global respondents said they find milk nutritious, healthy, tasty, and their best source of calcium



32% of global respondents seek foods high in protein to fulfill their main nutritional needs



World Milk Day 2023 exceeded 1.35 billion social media impressions

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