Nominations are open for two farmer-elected directors on the DairyNZ board and a Directors Remuneration Committee member.
DairyNZ is seeking candidates for two farmer-elected directors on the DairyNZ board, who would support the governance of work undertaken across a wide range of programmes – including industry research, development, policy and advocacy.
Ideal candidates would have:
- an ability to think strategically and position dairy well for the future
- an understanding of farm systems, research and development, policy and advocacy
- involvement in setting strategy and being accountable for results
- governance experience, ideally in previous director positions
- a keen interest in progressing the Dairy Tomorrow strategy
- sound networks and contacts in the dairy sector
- strong commercial skills, financial and strategic expertise.
The DairyNZ board consists of five farmer-elected directors and three board-appointed directors. This year, directors Ben Allomes and Elaine Cook are both retiring by rotation. Mr Allomes is not standing for re-election.
Directors Remuneration Committee election
An election is also being held for one member of the Directors Remuneration Committee (DRC).
Each year the DRC regularly reviews and recommends changes to directors’ payments and other benefits to directors each year. This is to ensure payments are at an appropriate level and effectively managed to attract and retain directors and motivate them to encourage enhanced performance by DairyNZ.
The payments and benefits recommended by the DRC are put to levy payers for approval at the DairyNZ Annual General Meeting.
All farmers paying a levy on milk solids to DairyNZ are eligible to stand for the Board of Directors and the Directors Remuneration Committee. The election will be managed by electionz.com.
Nomination packs are available now.
The information pack outlines desired criteria and nomination requirements and can be obtained from the Returning Officer.
Nominations must be received by the Returning Officer by 12 noon on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
If more candidates than required nominations are received, elections will be carried out in October. Results will be announced at the DairyNZ AGM on Tuesday 22 October 2019.