[8 March/Rural Life]

Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited’s director election has drawn attention due to two candidates challenging two directors. At the company’s annual meeting on April 18, Rob Hewett and Fiona Hancox will retire by rotation however, they are both standing for re-election. The two challenging their positions are Federated Farmers National Board Member, Chris Allen, and Federated Farmers Chief Executive, Conor English. The results will be announced prior to the annual meeting and voting by eligible shareholders will close on April 16.