New faces on board at Federated Farmers
Matamata farmer Stew Wadey has missed out on a place on the Federated Farmers national board.
Mr Wadey, a former Waikato Federated Farmers president, was also a vice-president candidate but missed out on that position too.
Hawke’s Bay sheep and beef farmer Bruce Wills was elected as the 28th president of the farmer group.
Mr Wills is a former banker and a winner in the rural category at the 2008 Hawke’s Bay Environmental Awards. He was for- merly chairman of Federated Farmers meat and fibre section.
The new vice-president is Dr William Rolleston, a biotechnologist, who runs a business on his South Canterbury farm collecting sheep blood sera for medical research.
Other new board members include former New York investment funds analyst Anders Crofoot, new dairy section chairman Willy Leferink, meat and fibre section head Jeanette Maxwell, and grains and seeds section head Ian MacKenzie.