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Conor English resigns as Federated Farmers Chief Executive

3 February 2014

Conor English to resign as Chief Executive of Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers, Chief Executive Officer, Conor English, today announced that he would be resigning from the Federation, effective 23 July 2014.

“After a great Christmas break and a great deal of thought, I have decided it is time for me to move on and do other things. There are many opportunities out there that I would now like to pursue,” Conor English said.

“In July this year, I would have been at Federated Farmers for six years as Chief Executive Officer, which, I believe, is a good length of time. Along with the almost three and a half years I worked at Feds in the 1990s, my total time at Feds is almost 10 years!

“I am very proud of what the whole Federated Farmers team has achieved over that time.

“I grew up in a household that talked a lot about the three “P’s” - the Prime Minister, the Pope and the President of Federated Farmers. It has been a great privilege for me to lead this organisation in the capacity of CEO and to serve our fantastic farmers and rural community.

“2014 will be a year of change and excitement for me,” Mr English said.

The President of Federated Farmers, Bruce Wills, commented:

“We have reluctantly accepted Conor’s resignation and appreciate him giving us six months notice of his departure to enable a smooth transition to a new Chief Executive,” Bruce Wills said.

“Conor has achieved much in his time as CEO and we will miss his energy, talent, skill and experience.

“This year is a big year for Federated Farmers with both our own internal board elections and of course the General Election.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to sincerely thank Conor for all his efforts. I do note that he is not leaving just yet and it will be business as usual in the meantime. We will take the opportunity to mark the occasion in an appropriate way closer to his departure, Mr Wills concluded.”

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