Voting is now open
Find out more about the director candidates below.
Meet the candidates
Federated Farmers is holding an event for you to hear from the candidates in Cambridge on Wednesday 2 October.
DairyNZ's 2018/2019 year will be in the spotlight on October 22 during our AGM in Hamilton. Farmers are encouraged to join us at LIC's Tempero Centre from 7pm.
DairyNZ’s 2018/2019 highlights will be shared, including key research projects and investments, future priorities for DairyNZ, and voting on resolutions.
Canapes and drinks will be available at the start of the meeting, with finger food to follow.
22 Oct 2019
LIC Tempero Centre
605 Ruakura Rd
An election is being held 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.
The following nominations were received for the Board of Directors election. The candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the voting documents:
BROWN, Tracy Matamata
HUSBAND, Stu Morrinsville
COUPER, Simon Waipu
COOK, Elaine Hamilton
BUCHANAN, Conall Paeroa
RHODES, Deborah Collingwood
LE FLEMING, Hugh South Canterbury
BALL, Adrian Tirau
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).
No nominations were received for this position. The DairyNZ board will determine how this vacancy will be filled.
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.
Director nominations for DairyNZ’s Board of Directors and Directors Remuneration Committee have now closed.
Voting opened September 23. All levy paying dairy farmers will receive a vote pack in the post.
Votes will be weighted by annual milksolids production for the 2018/19 season.
The election result will be announced at the DairyNZ Annual General Meeting to be held from 7pm on Tuesday 22 October 2019 in Hamilton.
For further details call the election helpline on 0800 666 045.