New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra Cooperative is expected to reappoint Craig Norgate as its chief executive.

According to sources cited in a report in the Dominion Post, it is likely that Norgate will keep his job as there had been no other names whispered recently and directors had failed to make an expected announcement in April.

An international search for a new chief executive was initiated in December. Norgate’s contract is due to expire in around three weeks time, reported Dow Jones International News.