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Westland shareholders elect two new directors

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Westland shareholders elect two new directors

Well known West Coast dairy advocate Katie Milne and Canterbury Dairy Farmer Sven Koops have been elected to Westland Milk Products’ Board of Directors by shareholders, it was announced at the co-operative’s annual general meeting today (Wednesday 30 November).

Milne is a fourth generation West Coaster and farms at Rotomanu with her partner Ian Whitmore. In 2015 she won both the Dairy Woman of the Year title and Westpac’s Woman of Influence Rural award. She is a member of the national board of Federated Farmers and is currently the West Coast President.

Koops farms at Saltwater Creek just north of Christchurch. He has an extensive background in dairy business roles, particularly with Fonterra but also with other international companies and for the United States Department of Agriculture at the US Embassy in Wellington.

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