Shareholders voted to elect incumbent Director John Monaghan and new Directors Brent Goldsack and Andy Macfarlane.
Brent Goldsack lives at Matangi and has farming interests in the Waikato and Manawatu. Brent was born in Taranaki and raised on a dairy farm in Inglewood. Brent is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner at PwC for more than 12 years.
Andy Macfarlane is from Ashburton and has extensive farming interests in Mid Canterbury. Andy runs a rural and farm advisory business and is currently a Director of AgResearch and Ngai Tahu Farming and a Councillor of Lincoln University.
Ian Farrelly, Leonie Guiney and David MacLeod are retiring from office effective the conclusion of the Fonterra Annual Meeting on 2 November 2017.
Shareholders Glenn Holmes and John Gregan were elected unopposed to the Directors’ Remuneration Committee.
In the Shareholders’ Council elections, the following 10 Shareholders’ Councillors were elected:
|Ward 4 – Waikato West
|Ward 7 – Waipa
|Ward 8 – South Waikato
|Ward 12 – Central Plateau
|Ward 13 – Central Taranaki
|Ward 16 – Central Districts West
|Ward 18 – Wairarapa
|Ward 19 – Tasman/Marlborough
|Ward 21 – Central Canterbury
|Ward 24 – Eastern Southland
John Stevenson is a new Shareholders’ Councillor.
In the 15 other Shareholders’ Council wards where elections were due, nominees were elected unopposed. The Councillors in those wards are:
|Ward 1 - Northern Northland
|Ward 2 - Central Northland
|Ward 3 - Southern Northland
|Ward 5 - Hauraki
|Ward 6 - Piako
|Ward 9 - King Country
|Ward 10 - Northern Bay of Plenty
|Ward 11 - Eastern Bay of Plenty
|Ward 14 - Coastal Taranaki
|Ward 15 - Southern Taranaki
|Ward 17 - Hawke’s Bay
|Ward 20 - North Canterbury
|Ward 22 - South Canterbury
|Ward 23 - Otago
|Ward 25 - Western Southland
Luke Beehre is a new Shareholders’ Councillor.
All successful candidates will take office at the close of the Annual Meeting on Thursday, 2nd November 2017.
Returning Officer – 2017 Fonterra Elections
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