Aidan Coleman

  • Beachhead Advisor, Australia

With more than 30 years’ experience in dairy-related food industries, Aidan has extensive knowledge of manufacturing, supply chain logistics, sales and market development, and C-level business management.

Currently an independent consultant and board member, Aidan was most recently CEO of Bega Cheese, one of Australia’s foremost dairy companies. 

Bega Cheese Limited is a public company with revenues of approximately A$1.2 billion. Aidan first joined Bega in 2008 as CEO of Tatura Milk Industries, its dairy and infant nutritionals arm, then progressed to CEO of parent company Bega Cheese for its 2011 IPO and listing on the ASX.  

Aidan began his career with Tatua Dairy Cooperative in New Zealand as General Manager of the Consumer Foods business.  This was followed by four years in Sri Lanka as Managing Director of NZ Milk - Lanka (now Fonterra Sri Lanka), before moving to Australia in 2001 as Managing Director of Bonland Dairies.  After this he successfully merged three separate businesses together to become what was later known as Fonterra Brands Australia. 

Advisory areas  

FMCG retail, food service, dairy, infant nutritionals, strategic planning, governance, and innovation.  

Sector experience 

Beverages, Dairy, FMCG, and Food Processing.


Aidan has specific experience working across New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Greater China, South East Asia, the Middle East and Indian sub-continent.


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