Tuesday, 10 September 2019 08:29

Eight vie for DairyNZ board seats

Written by  Staff Reporters
Ben Allomes is retiring by rotation. Ben Allomes is retiring by rotation.

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

The 2019 board 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

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 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.”

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. 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

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