Minister Nathan Guy will address farmers and the DairyNZ board and senior management at the Morrinsville meeting, where veteran dairy leader John Luxton will be farewelled. John is stepping down from DairyNZ’s top job as chairman after more than a decade of service to dairy industry bodies.
DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says it is great news that the minister is attending the meeting. “The minister’s visit reflects the high regard we all have for John and his contribution to DairyNZ,” he says.
“We have been through many industry challenges together and I will personally miss his support, wise counsel and generous friendship. John has that ability to relate to everyone – and maintains ‘mana’ amongst and across many sectors and stakeholders. We have been fortunate to have him lead DairyNZ from its formation in 2007,” says Tim.
Results of the DairyNZ director elections will be announced at the AGM and the board and senior management will report to farmers on the organisation’s financial results and investment priorities.
Online and postal voting for DairyNZ’s election closes on October 12 and farmers are urged to get their votes in as soon as possible.
“The turnout is looking low at present so I’d really encourage more farmers to take the time to vote. The Board of Directors set the investment priorities for DairyNZ and so they are very important roles in directing farmers’ levy investment,” says Tim.
2015 DairyNZ AGM
11am Tuesday, October 13
Morrinsville Rugby and Sports Club
440 Thames St
DairyNZ corporate communications manager
Tel: 027 703 0211