Our Shareholders' Council

There are 25 Shareholders’ Councillors, elected to represent the interests of Fonterra’s farmer shareholders. Each Councillor is elected by farmers within the ward they represent.

Luke Beehre was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2017 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Northern Northland. Luke is a member of the Co-operative Culture Committee.

Sue Rhynd was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2016 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Central Northland. Sue is a member of the Co-operative Culture Committee.

Greg McCracken was elected in 2016 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Southern Northland. Greg is a member of the Council’s Co-operative Culture Committee and has been a member of the Co-operative Development Committee.

Ross Wallis was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2013. Ross is a member of the Council’s Co-operative Culture Committee and is a Council representative on the Co-operative Relations Committee. In 2016 Ross served as Chair of the Representation Committee participated in the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme.

Julie was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2013 to represent Fonterra Farmers. Julie is Chair of the Co-operative Culture Committee, has been a member of the Representation Committee and served as Chair of the Council's Budget Committee. 

Malcolm Piggott was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2012. Malcolm is a member of the Council’s Co-operative Culture Committee and has served on the Co-operative Development Committee, and Representation Committees.

Kevin Monks was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2010.. Kevin is a member of the Performance Committee and served as Committee Chair for two years. Prior to being elected to the Council Kevin was a Fonterra Networker.

James Barron was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2016 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Matamata. James is a member of the Performance Committee.

Duncan Coull was elected as Chairman of the Council in July 2015 after serving as Deputy Chair since 2014. Duncan was first elected to the Council in 2010 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Otorohanga. Duncan is a member of the Council’s Leadership Team, is one of the Council’s representatives on Fonterra’s Co-operative Relations Committee and is a member of the Governance Development Committee. Previously Duncan Chaired the Representation Committee and served on the Performance Committee.

Don Hammond was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2016 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Western Bay of Plenty. Don is a member of the Governance & Ethics Committee.

Wilson James was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2014 to represent Fonterra farmers in Eastern Bay of Plenty. Wilson is a member of the Council’s Governance & Ethics Committee.

Matt Pepper was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2014. Matt is Chair of the Governance & Ethics Committee, and has served on the Performance Committee and as Chair of the Budget Committee. 

Noel Caskey was elected to the Shareholders' Council in 2011 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Central Taranaki. Noel is a member of the Council's Co-operative Culture Committee, serves as Taranaki’s representative on Fonterra’s Regional Engagement Group and has been a member of both the Representation and Co-operative Development Committees.

Vaughn Brophy was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2013 to represent Farmers in Coastal Taranaki. Vaughn is a member of the Council’s Co-operative Culture Committee and has served on the Co-operative Development Committee.

Ben Dickie was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2016 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Southern Taranaki. Ben is Chair of the Performance Committee after having served on the Committee for a year.

Robert Ervine was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2016. Robert is a member of the Performance Committee. 

Andrew Hardie was elected to the Shareholders' Council in 2015 to represent Fonterra farmers in Hawke's Bay. Andrew is a member of the Co-operative Culture Committee.

John Stevenson was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2017 to represent Farmers in Wairarapa. John is a member of the Performance Committee.

Sue Brown was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2015 to represent Fonterra farmers in Tasman/Marlborough. Sue is a member of the Governance & Ethics Committee and has served on the Performance Committee.

Shaun Lissington was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2014 to represent Fonterra farmers in North Canterbury. Shaun is a member of the Governance & Ethics Committee and has served on the Co-operative Development Committee.

Jessie Chan-Dorman was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2016 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Rakaia. Jessie is a member of the Governance & Ethics Committee.

Michelle Pye was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2016 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Southern Canterbury. Michelle is a member of the Governance & Ethics Committee.

Ad Bekkers was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2013. Ad is a member of the Performance Committee, is a Council representative on the Co-operative Relations Committee and serves as Chair of the Budget Team. 

Emma Hammond was elected to the Council in 2014 to represent Fonterra Farmers in Eastern Southland. Emma is a member of the Performance Committee and has served on the Co-operative Culture Committee and Representation Committee.

Ivan Lines was elected to the Shareholders’ Council in 2013. Ivan was elected as Council’s Deputy Chair in 2017 and is a Council representative on the Co-operative Relations Committee. Ivan has also served on the Performance Committee.