Posts tagged "Farmlands"

Hewett next Farmlands chairman

[1 July/Rural Life] Rob Hewett will take over as chairman of Farmlands following the co-operative’s annual meeting in November. Incumbent chairman Lachie Johnstone confirmed last week he was not seeking re-election in this year’s director’s election. In a statement, Mr Johnstone said his nearly two decades in governance with the rural supplies and services co-operative...

Two new faces for the Farmlands board/ Farmlands appoints John Journee to Board of Directors

[20 November/Farmlands Press Release] Farmlands have announced that Dawn Sangster and Gray Baldwin will join the Co-operative’s board having been elected by shareholders in the recent completed Board election.  Sitting Director, Rob Hewett, was also re-elected.  Chairman, Lachie Johnstone, congratulated the new arrivals to the board and thanked the unsuccessful candidates who stood for election. ...

Farmlands: profit doubled, revenue up

[1 November/ODT Rural Life] Rural supplies and services co-operative, Farmlands, has announced its annual results with revenue increasing more than 10% to $2.39 billion and profit increasing to $12.2 million. The strong financial result has enabled Farmlands to reintroduce a year-end rebate for shareholders, with $6.1 million to be distributed split between a cash payment...

Free software drives home farm safety message

[8 October/Stuff] Farmlands want to help make New Zealand farms the safest in the world. They looked to their 68,000 shareholders nationwide to join their quest to improve New Zealand’s poor health and safety record in the primary sector. As the first step, Farmlands want to equip all farmers with free safety software to help...

Co-op directors getting harder to find: Farmlands chairman

[9 August/NZ Herald] Farmlands Chairman, Lachie Johnstone, said attracting directors for cooperatives was becoming harder. Three seats were up for election as two long serving directors stood down and Silver Fern Farms Chairman, Rob Hewett, seeks another term. Joe Ferraby and David Jensen are standing down. Nominations close on 13 September, and candidates need to...

Farmlands Co-operative wins KPMG Global Customer Experience Excellence (CEE) Award

[13 July/Farmlands] Farmlands was named as the New Zealand winner of KPMG’s Global Customer Experience Excellence Award. It was one of 14 winners worldwide, and joined an elite group of iconic brands that included Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Apple. Farmlands Chief Executive, Peter Reidie, said the accolade was a vote of confidence in the power...

Farmlands invests in FarmIQ Systems

[6 December/ NZ Herald] Farmlands has taken a stake in farm software company FarmIQ Systems as part of a capital raising round. FarmIQ Systems joined Landcorp Farming, Silver Fern Farms Joint Ventures, and Veterinary Enterprises Group as shareholders in the company that developed and marketed software for farming and agribusiness. FarmIQ Chairman, John Quirk said...

Farmlands directors elected

[6 November/Otago Daily times] Winton farmer and former long-standing Alliance Group Director Murray Donald has been elected to the Farmlands board. Mr Donald is a chartered fellow of the Institute of Directors, councillor and member of the audit and risk committee for the Southern Institute of Technology and a trustee and chairman of the audit...

Nine vying for three spots in Farmlands director elections

[9 October/ Otago Daily Times] The 2017 Farmlands director election voting is open, with nine candidates contesting three vacancies. The South Island vacancy will be contested by former Alliance Group Director Murray Donald, former Otago Regional Councillor Gary Kelliher, Accountant Mel Montgomery, former Federated Farmers National Board Member David Rose and current Alliance Group Director...

Farmlands criticised after $9m loss

[14 October/ Otago Daily Times] Farmlands has announced a $9 million loss for the 2015-16 year, compared to an $11 million profit in the previous year. The announcement came after the rural supplies co-operative advised shareholders in April that it would not be returning a bonus rebate this year because conditions would not allow it....

Kiwi cooperatives celebrate success

[13 August/ Rural News] Winners at the Co-operative Business New Zealand Annual Awards Dinner included Fonterra, Farmlands and FMG. The event was a celebration of co-operatives and recognised outstanding governance, leadership and enduring service across the sector. Co-operative Business New Zealand Chairman, Jonathan Lee said the winners demonstrated all that was good about the co-operative...

No rebate for Farmlands

[5 May/ Otago Daily Times] Farmlands has announced that it would not return a rebate to farmers this year due to the tough conditions in the rural sector. Farmlands Chairman, Peter Teidie said the year had not been a good one for farmers or the co-operative. Mr Teidie added that the co-operative was focused on...

New Farmlands head excited for the future

[21 September/ NZ Farmers Weekly] Former Goodman Fielder Managing Director, Peter Reidie has been appointed as the new chief executive of Farmlands. Mr Reidie said he was excited by the role and wants to build a strong culture and organisation to support the company’s strategy. Farmlands Chairman, Lachie Johnstone said Mr Reidie was a stand-out...