South Otago farmer Rob Hewett has been named
chairman-elect of Silver Fern Farms.
After six years as chairman and 10 years as a director, Eoin
Garden has decided not to seek re-election to the company's
As part of the board's succession plan, Mr Hewett was
previously appointed deputy chairman and will take over the
role of chairman at the conclusion of the company's annual
meeting in Dunedin on December 18.
Elected to the board in 2008, he farms a sheep and beef
property in the Manuka Gorge. He is a graduate of Lincoln
University with a MCom in marketing and a BCom (Ag) in