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Taranaki provincial president hands over the reins

19 December 2013

Taranaki provincial president hands over the reins

Federated Farmers is saddened to lose its Taranaki provincial president, Harvey Leach, following his resignation this week.

“Harvey has been a huge influence and a game changer in the Taranaki region, and we will all be sad to see him go,” says Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers President.

“The role of provincial president is voluntary and takes a lot of time and dedication.Our provincial presidents do a lot of great work that does not get a lot of coverage, but Harvey has always been one of life’s true gentlemen. He will be missed but he leaves his province in great shape.

“We have a new appointment to the Taranaki provincial president role, Bronwyn Muir who becomes our sixth female provincial president. This means a quarter of our board and a quarter of our provincial presidents are woman. Being a meritocracy numbers will fluctuate, but right now, we have hit the voluntary target of 25 percent of women on boards well ahead of its 2015 target date.

“Bronwyn is in her third year on the executive and also chairs Taranaki Women in Farming, and is focused on ensuring agriculture is sustainable for the next generation.

“She brings a wealth of knowledge to the role being a dry stock and dairy farmer. She and her husband Phil milk 240 cows on their dairy farm on the Eltham town boundary and have 6500 stock units on their sheep and beef and dairy support farm at Mangamingi, east of the town.

“Finally, I would like to thank Harvey for his contribution and welcome Bronwyn into her new role,” concluded Mr wills.

ENDS

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