As well as adding Read, shareholders voted to re-elect incumbent directors John Wilson and Nicola Shadbolt, electionz.com’s Warwick Lampp said when announcing the results of Fonterra’s 2012 Directors’ Remuneration Committee and Shareholders’ Council elections.
Read, 57, was previously chairman of the Fonterra Shareholders’ Council, from 2007-10, having been a Shareholders’ Councillor since 2003.
He is the current New Zealand Co-operative Business Association chairman and has previously been the chairman of the Taranaki Dairy Section of Federated Farmers and New Zealand Sharemilkers Association.
Shareholders Rodney Wilson and David Gasquoine were elected unopposed as members of the Directors’ Remuneration Committee.
In the Shareholders’ Council elections, the following Shareholders’ Councillors were elected:
Ward 8 – Hamilton Graham Barlow
Ward 9 – Morrinsville Malcolm Piggott
Ward 17 – Eastern Bay of Plenty Robin Barkla
Ward 23 – Egmont Plains Rob Poole
Ward 32 – Southern Canterbury Greg Kirkwood
In the nine other Shareholders’ Council wards where elections were due, nominees were elected unopposed. The councillors in those wards are:
Ward 2 – Whangarei Alex Wright
Ward 4 – Southern Northland Tracey Bryan
Ward 5 – South Auckland Bill Millar
Ward 11 – Western Bay of Plenty Murray Linton
Ward 14 – Te Awamutu Kevin Ferris
Ward 20 – Northern Taranaki Kevin Turnbull
Ward 26 – Hawke’s Bay Sandra Cordell
Ward 29 – Tasman Marlborough Evan Baigent
Ward 35 – Western Southland Vaughan Templeton