The Honoraria Committee is a formally constituted committee made up of four elected farmer shareholders.

The Committee meet formally around three times each year to review current remuneration levels of the Board and Shareholder Reference Group. The Committee analyses remuneration data obtained from other company’s annual reports, Institute of Directors and Strategic Pay to inform their remuneration recommendations.

The Committee recommends any suggested changes in remuneration levels to shareholders to vote on at the Annual Meeting.

Honoraria Committee Members

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Ian Brown (Chair)

I have been actively involved in the dairy industry for over 30 years. In partnership with my wife Karyn we have followed the path from wage working, sharemilking to our current position farming our own property in Tokoroa, South Waikato. We have used LIC services since purchasing our first herd in 1985.

During this time I have taken an active interest in industry issues. This has involved 11 years as representing the South Waikato on the Fonterra Shareholders Council, serving as Chairman for three years (2012-15). This role involved my participation in a variety of working groups and committees. I have also been involved in wider industry activities, organising and judging Sharemilker of the Year Competition and committee member of South Waikato Dairy Push Initiative.

I currently represent DairyNZ on the Ospri Stakeholders Council and as a member of the DairyNZ Farmer Audit panel.

Outside the industry I am interested in cycling, currently a member of Forestland Wheelers Cycling Club Inc, and President of the Waikato Cycling Centre.

I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies (Distinction 2006) and Kellogg Rural Leadership Course 2007.

I have been part of the Honoraria Committee since June 2017 and Chair since February 2020.

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Scott Montgomerie

Scott is the managing director of a family dairy farming operation in the North Waikato, which also operates a grazing and cropping operation in South Auckland to complement the dairy farm. Scott started out as a farm employee and has worked up through the ranks managing, sharemilking and ownership. He has a passion for the industry and its people, and also enjoys the beyond the farm gate business side of the industry.

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Shirley Trumper

In 2016 Shirley was elected Chair of the inaugural Rotorua Rural Community Board, a role she still holds. Her governance roles are as a member of the Livestock Improvement Honoraria and DairyNZ remuneration committees. Shirley has participated in the major funding committees of council and is part of the CEO’s remuneration committee.

Shirley is a member of the Institute of Directors where she continues her professional development. Shirley has obtained a Legal Executive Diploma, Diploma in Mediation and is a Resource Management Act Commissioner with Chair accreditation. Recently Shirley has taken on Chair of the Dama Wallaby Regional Coordination group.

Her passion extends to Not for profit, such as a Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer as an Advocate for the past fifteen years. She is Chair of the Whirinaki Valley Catchment, maintaining her connection to local by helping return the waterway to an ecological state we can all be proud of.

Shirley and her husband went through the ranks to farm ownership through sharemilking and currently farming a 480ha mixed dairy and beef with their son and his family in an equity partnership. Shirley enjoys spending time helping with the calves spring and autumn.

The farm established an environmental plan to not only manage sustainable farming practices, but also protect the biodiversity around the lake reserve. Trees play a role on the farm with a recently planted 3 ha native block, 9 ha in pine and currently fencing a 30ha regenerative native block.

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Gordon Glentworth

I am a hands on dairy farmer milking approximately 270 cows with my son Jonathan, near Kapunga, Taranaki.

My previous experience with LIC has been; elected to the Taranaki LIA board in 1988 and was Vice Chairman at the time of the merger of the six Regional Boards that formed LIC. Since that time I have been a member of the former LIC Shareholder Council until December 2020.

My experience outside LIC includes being elected to the NZ Ayrshire Association Board in 1989 and ongoing. During this time I have completed two terms as President. I was asked to go onto their AB Committee in 1991 and I am currently the Chair of that Committee. In 2000 I was elected to the World Ayrshire Federation, a position I held until 2020, during that time I completed a four year term as World President.

I am currently a member of the Eltham District Veterinary Service Board and have been since 1992. I am also the current National Chairman of the NZ Vet Club Association.

Elected to the Honoraria Committee in 2021.

If you would like to get in contact with any of the above members or have any questions about the Committee, please email [email protected], or contact Chair Ian Brown at [email protected] or on 027 2814 043.