Voting opens in Fonterra councillor elections

Voting is open for Fonterra's board of directors and for the shareholders councillor elections.

There are 10 candidates standing for three positions on the board of directors - Grant Cochrane, David MacLeod, Trevor Hamilton, Jan Marten Kingma, Lachie Cameron, Ken Hames, Gray Baldwin, Maurice Hardie, and two incumbent directors Jim van der Poel and John Monaghan.

Elections for the shareholders council are required in Rotorua, Central Taranaki, Northern Manawatu, Hawkes Bay and Mid-Canterbury.

Fonterra shareholders have the opportunity to meet director candidates and ask questions at roadshow meetings throughout the country between October 31 and November 4. Meetings will be held at the Hotel Ashburton on November 3 at 7.30pm, South Otago Town and Country Club at Balclutha on November 4 at 11.30am and in Invercargill at the Elmwood Garden Function Centre at 7.30pm that day.

Voting closes November 15 and results will be announced that day.


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