Peter Cullinane


Lewis Road Creamery

Peter’s love of butter started in his childhood when his father would recall the glorious days spent on the family farm churning it.  He’s loved the stuff since then – his favourite and most regular meal consists of bread, butter and ham.   So it comes as little surprise that he has made it his mission to produce the world’s best butter.  And he is well qualified to do so.  Peter has a long and decorated career in advertising, having been chair and CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Australasia before being appointed Chief Operating Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide, responsible for all countries outside of the USA.      On his return to New Zealand, Peter founded Assignment Group – a creative strategy company and was a founding shareholder of Antipodes Water Company, a company founded on a similar premise to Lewis Road Creamery – to produce world-class mineral water here in New Zealand. Peter is also a board member for Australian listed company, HT&E and Chair of NZME.  Peter attended Auckland University and Harvard Business School and holds Masters degrees in Business Administration and Management.  He is a member of both the Marketing and Advertising Halls of Fame.     Peter started Lewis Road Creamery in 2010. Seven years later it is recognized as a leading food brand bringing quality and innovation to supermarket shelves with its range of organic and premium milks, flavoured milks, butters, ice creams and breakfast drinks as well as ciders and breads.