Candidates at Fonterra roadshows

Fonterra shareholders will be able to meet director candidates during roadshows in the South tomorrow.

The roadshow will be held at the South Otago Town and Country Club at Balclutha at 11am and the Ascot Park Hotel in Invercargill at 4pm.

Elections are being held for three seats on the board of directors and five wards in the shareholders' council, including Southern Canterbury.

There are 11 candidates for the board of directors - Blue Read, Donna Smit, Eric Ray, Grant Cochrane, Grant Rowan, Jacqueline Rowarth, Jan Marten Kingma, Lachie Cameron, Michael Spaans and the two incumbent directors John Wilson and Nicola Shadbolt.

Ad Hendriks and Greg Kirkwood are both standing for election to the Southern Canterbury ward of the shareholders' council.

Voting runs until 10.30am on December 15 and the results will be announced on December 17, the same day as the co-operative's annual meeting.

All successful candidates will take office at the close of the annual meeting.


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