Silver Fern Farms chairman Eoin Garden will stand down from
the board at the company's annual meeting in December.
Mr Garden, from Avenel Station at Millers Flat, joined the
board of what was then known as PPCS in 1998 and was elected
chairman in 2008.
He was on his way back from a food fair in Germany yesterday
but, in an email to suppliers this week, he said he had
appreciated all of the support he had received during his
years as chairman.
Both he and fellow director David Shaw were retiring by
rotation at the company's annual meeting in Dunedin on
Mr Shaw, a Clinton farmer, was standing for re-election.
Nominations for the election close at 5pm on November 6.
Candidates must be nominated by two shareholders, each of
whom must hold voting rights and must have supplied stock to
the company since September 1 last year.