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New President of Federated Farmers

New President of Federated Farmers

Charlie Pedersen has been elected unopposed as President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc).

Mr Pedersen was elected by the federation's National Council on the first day of the farming organisation's annual conference in Hamilton (June 26-27).

A former vice president, Mr Pedersen replaces Tom Lambie, who has completed his three-year term.

Charlie and his wife Chrissy have dairy, sheep, beef and forestry interests at Himatangi in the Manawatu.

A former teacher and logging contractor, Charlie, 48, began his involvement with the Federation as secretary of the Foxton branch.

He is a former president of Manawatu/Rangitikei Federated Farmers and a former national chairman of the Federation's dairy industry wing, Dairy Farmers of New Zealand.

Charlie is a member of the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC), and is international dairy vice chairman of the Paris-based International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP).

He has four adult children and enjoys snow skiing, trap shooting, canoeing, and playing the guitar and piano.

"The Federation's national council, on behalf of the membership, has entrusted me with a great honour, but also a great responsibility. I will do the best I can to maintain and improve the effectiveness of this iconic farming organisation."

Charlie Pedersen timeline:

2005- President, Federated Farmers of New Zealand.

2004 - International Vice Chairman, Dairy, IFAP.

2002 - Vice President, Federated Farmers of New Zealand.

2000 - 2003 Fonterra Shareholders Council.

2000 - Member, National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.

1998 - 2001 Chairman, Dairy Farmers of New Zealand.

1998 - 1999 President, Manawatu/Rangitikei Federated Farmers.

1997 Vice Chairman, Dairy Farmers of New Zealand.

1996 Executive Member, Dairy Farmers of New Zealand.

1995 - 1996 Chairman, Manawatu/Rangitikei, Dairy Farmers of New Zealand.

1995 Chairman, Foxton Branch, Dairy Farmers of New Zealand.

1994 Vice Chairman, Manawatu/Rangitikei, Dairy Farmers of New Zealand.

1990 - 1993 Board of Trustees of Oroua Downs School (Chairman 1992-93).

Chairman, Foxton Branch, Dairy Farmers of New Zealand.

1988 -1990 Oroua Downs School Committee.


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