Newsline: Seven Charged in NZ ‘Powdergate' Scandal
Two senior executives who worked for New Zealand's Kiwi Cooperative are among seven people charged with fraud last month in the $75 million "powdergate" export scandal. Kiwi is the giant dairy company that evolved into Fonterra.
Paul Marra, 54, was one of the New Zealand dairy industry's most experienced executives, with more than 35 years in the business. He was chief executive of Kiwi's value-added product division Food Solutions.
The other senior Kiwi executive is Malcolm McCowan, who worked for many years with the New Zealand Dairy Board before joining Kiwi
Marra and McCowan worked directly under then Kiwi chief executive Craig Norgate-who went on to take the top job at Fonterra. The Fonterra inquiry found that Norgate was not implicated in the affair.