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Silver Fern Farms Appoints New Independent Director


‘Silver Fern Farms Appoints New Independent Director’


Silver Fern Farms has appointed Jane Taylor of Queenstown to the role of Independent Director, following the retirement of Richard Somerville, who was appointed to the Board in 2004.

Jane Taylor, who will be one of the three independent appointees to the Board, is a barrister, a chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Directors and Global Women.

Jane is a Director of Radio New Zealand and the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science (GNS Science). She has a strong interest in both the primary sector and the food industry, and was previously a Director of Scion as well as the former Forestry Corporation of New Zealand Ltd.

“Jane’s legal and financial skill sets and broad commercial experience will be a valuable addition to our Directorate,” Silver Fern Farms Chairman Eoin Garden said.

Mr Garden also acknowledged Richard Somerville’s contribution over the nine years he has spent on the Board. “His financial experience, and business acumen have been invaluable over that period which included some turbulent times,” said Mr Garden.

Jane’s appointment takes effect on 1 July 2013.

ENDS.

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