New faces on board at Fed­er­ated Farm­ers

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

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.

Stew Wadey

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