Former Kiwibank chief executive Sam Knowles has been appointed an independent director of Synlait Milk, which is about to float on the stock market.
There are now three independent directors on Synlait's board.
Chairman, Graeme Milne said Mr Knowles' experience will be valuable as it implements its $183 million growth plan.
Mr Knowles is also the chairman of Xero, a cloud accounting software comany, and a director of SLI Systems and Trustpower.
Synlait plans to list on the NZX later this month.