[27 April/NZ Farmer]

Landcorp Farming’s board will need a new chairperson after Traci Houpapa and directors Nikki Davies-Colley, Pauline Lockett and Eric Roy reached the end of their allotted terms to act as governors of the State Owned Enterprise. The directors will be replaced by Nigel Atherfold, Hayley Gourley and Belinda Storey, who will join the board from May 1. The new chairperson would then be appointed. Board member Chris Day would act as chairman until the process was completed. The appointments were made by two shareholding ministers, Winson Peters and Grant Robertson. Ms Houpapa welcomed the new members to the board. Mr Day said it was a privilege to lead the board and that his focus would be on getting the new board settled and keeping the company on track.