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2017 Fonterra Elections Results Announced

Tuesday, 31 October

2017 Fonterra Elections Results Announced

Returning Officer Warwick Lampp, of electionz.com Ltd, has declared the final results of the 2017 elections for the Fonterra Board of Directors, Directors’ Remuneration Committee and Shareholders’ Council.

Shareholders voted to elect incumbent Director John Monaghan and new Directors Brent Goldsack and Andy Macfarlane.

Brent Goldsack lives at Matangi and has farming interests in the Waikato and Manawatu. Brent was born in Taranaki and raised on a dairy farm in Inglewood. Brent is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner at PwC for more than 12 years.

Andy Macfarlane is from Ashburton and has extensive farming interests in Mid Canterbury. Andy runs a rural and farm advisory business and is currently a Director of AgResearch and Ngai Tahu Farming and a Councillor of Lincoln University.

Ian Farrelly, Leonie Guiney and David MacLeod are retiring from office effective the conclusion of the Fonterra Annual Meeting on 2 November 2017.

Shareholders Glenn Holmes and John Gregan were elected unopposed to the Directors’ Remuneration Committee.

In the Shareholders’ Council elections the following 10 Shareholders’ Councillors were elected:

Ward 4 – Waikato West Ross Wallis

Ward7 – Waipa Kevin Monks

Ward 8 – South Waikato James Barron

Ward 12 – Central Plateau Matt Pepper

Ward 13 – Central Taranaki Noel Caskey

Ward 16 – Central Districts West Robert Ervine

Ward 18 – Wairarapa John Stevenson

Ward 19 – Tasman/Marlborough Sue Brown

Ward 21 – Central Canterbury Jessie Chan-Dorman

Ward 24 – Eastern Southland Emma Hammond

John Stevenson is a new Shareholders’ Councillor.

In the 15 other Shareholders’ Council wards where elections were due, nominees were elected unopposed. The Councillors in those wards are:

Ward 1 - Northern Northland Luke Beehre

Ward 2 - Central Northland Sue Rhynd

Ward 3 - Southern Northland Greg McCracken

Ward 5 - Hauraki Julie Pirie

Ward 6 - Piako Malcolm Piggott

Ward 9 - King Country Duncan Coull

Ward 10 - Northern Bay of Plenty Don Hammond

Ward 11 - Eastern Bay of Plenty Wilson James

Ward 14 - Coastal Taranaki Vaughn Brophy

Ward 15 - Southern Taranaki Ben Dickie

Ward 17 - Hawke’s Bay Andrew Hardie

Ward 20 - North Canterbury Shaun Lissington

Ward 22 - South Canterbury Michelle Pye

Ward 23 - Otago Ad Bekkers

Ward 25 - Western Southland Ivan Lines

Luke Beehre is a new Shareholders’ Councillor.

All successful candidates will take office at the close of the Annual Meeting on Thursday, 2 November 2017.


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