[5 March/NZ Herald]

Former Fonterra Board Member, Greg Gent, said the Co-operative’s move to gag former director Leonie Guiney from talking to the media is bizarre. The legal gagging order issued by Justice Clark restrained NZX Rural Limited from using, publishing or disseminating confidential information allegedly received from Ms Guiney and also restrains her from breaching duties of confidentiality. Ms Guiney left Fonterra’s board last year. Mr Gent added that in his opinion the major concern is around Fonterra’s minority 18.8 percent shareholding in China’s Beingmate Baby Child.