Eight farmers stand for DairyNZ board

9 September 2019

Two positions on DairyNZ’s Board of Directors have attracted eight dairy farmer candidates.

From September 23, levy paying dairy farmers will vote for their preferred candidates in this year’s DairyNZ Board of Directors election. The two successful candidates will play a key role in supporting the governance and leadership of DairyNZ.

Electionz.com returning officer Anthony Morton says farmers will have until October 21 to cast their votes.

“This election enables levy paying dairy farmers a great chance to vote for farmer candidates they feel will add the leadership and direction they’d like to see as part of the DairyNZ board,” said Mr Morton.

“DairyNZ levy payers will receive a vote pack in the mail from September 23, so keep an eye out for it, and learn more about all the candidates before casting your vote.”

The 2019 Board of Director candidates are:

Adrian Ball                              Tirau

Tracy Brown                           Matamata

Conall Buchanan                    Paeroa

Elaine Cook                            Hamilton

Simon Couper                         Waipu

Stu Husband                           Morrinsville

Hugh Le Fleming                    South Canterbury

Deborah Rhodes                    Collingwood

DairyNZ’s board consists of five farmer-elected directors and three board-appointed directors. This year, directors Ben Allomes and Elaine Cook are both retiring by rotation. Mr Allomes is not standing for re-election.

No nominations were received for the Directors Remuneration Committee position, which reviews and recommends changes to directors’ payments and other benefits to directors each year. The DairyNZ Board will determine how this vacancy will be filled.

The successful candidates for all positions will be announced at the DairyNZ AGM in Hamilton on October 22.

For more information, visit dairynz.co.nz/agm

Media inquiries:

Lee Cowan

Senior Engagement & Communications Manager

Phone 021 930 836

lee.cowan@dairynz.co.nz

Vanessa Feaver

Senior Communications & Media Specialist

Phone 027 836 6295

vanessa.feaver@dairynz.co.nz

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