Elections

Find out more about our governance roles that are up for election and submit a nomination.

There are a number of roles up for election this year as we continue to implement the Governance Review changes which shareholders voted for in 2020. The key outcomes of these changes are a smaller board with equal weighting of Elected Directors across North and South Islands and a smaller, more-focused Shareholder Reference Group.

We are seeking farmer shareholders to fill these important governance and representation roles for this year’s election:

  • 3x Board Directors
  • 5x Shareholder Reference Group Members
  • 2x Honoraria Committee members

Find out more about these roles and consider whether you or someone in your network would be suitable.

Nominations close 4pm, Friday 22 July 2022.

Directors set the vision and long-term goals of LIC. This includes strategy to achieve that vision, as well as monitoring the strategy implementation.

Shareholders are invited to submit nominations for a Director position in their respective region.

  • North Island: 1 x three-year term and 1 x two-year term
  • South Island: 1 x three-year term (new seat)

Criteria

Elected Directors must be an LIC shareholder, herd test with LIC and artificially inseminate at least 60% of one of their herds with LIC semen. No person can hold office as a Director and a Shareholder Reference Group member concurrently.

Current incumbents

There are three current North Island Elected Directors who are due to retire by rotation. Ben Dickie and Alison Watters will stand for re-election. After 10 years on the LIC Board, Gray Baldwin has chosen not to seek re-election.

The South Island seat is a new Elected Director position on the LIC Board.

The Shareholder Reference Group is an independent body of shareholders to promote the interests of LIC shareholders and help LIC deliver on its purpose and vision.

Shareholders are invited to submit nominations for a Shareholder Reference Group position:

  • Upper North: 2 x three-year term (Elected members)
  • Upper South: 2 x three-year term (Elected members)
  • 1 x Appointed Member (nationwide)

The Appointed Member is directly appointed by the Shareholder Reference Group. To show an expression of interest for this role, email your CV to Melanie.tonkin@lic.co.nz.

Nominees should be passionate about the dairy sector, excellent communicators and well connected with their local community. An understanding and interest for animal evaluation is also preferred.

Criteria

Shareholder Reference Group members must be an LIC shareholder, herd test with LIC and artificially inseminate at least 60% of one of their herds with LIC semen. No person can hold office as a Director and a Shareholder Reference Group member concurrently.

Current incumbents

The two current Upper North Island members, Lyna Beehre and Mark Benns, are due to retire by rotation. Mark Benns will stand for re-election. Lyna Beehre has chosen not to seek re-election.

The two current Upper South Island members, Nathan Keoghan (Chair) and Phil Lowe are due to retire by rotation. Both Nathan Keoghan and Phil Lowe will stand for re-election.

The Appointed Member which is due to retire, Christine Macbeth, will re-apply for the position.

The Honoraria Committee annually consider and recommend the remuneration for Directors and Shareholder Reference Group members.

Shareholders are invited to submit nominations for an Honoraria Committee position:

  • 2 x two-year term (nationwide)

Criteria

Honoraria Committee Members must be an LIC shareholder. They cannot be a Director, Shareholder Reference Group member or permanent employee of LIC.

Current incumbents

Two of the current members, Scott Montgomerie and Shirley Trumper, are due to retire by rotation. Both Scott Montgomerie and Shirley Trumper will stand for re-election.

How to nominate

If you’re interested in one of the positions, download our Candidate Guide for more information and submit a nomination.

All candidates must be nominated and seconded in writing by LIC shareholders. For a Director and Shareholder Reference Group nomination, the nominator and seconder must be from the region where nominations are called.

To show an expression of interest for the appointed Shareholder Reference Group member role, email your CV to Melanie.Tonkin@lic.co.nz. The Shareholder Reference Group will review expressions of interest for the Appointed Member role and directly appoint the successful candidate.

All nominations or expressions of interest must be submitted by 4pm, Friday 22 July 2022.

What's next?

  • Nominations for Directors, Shareholder Reference Group and Honoraria Committee members will be reviewed.
  • Propero Consulting will undertake an independent assessment of each Director candidate. The assessment is not compulsory. Where candidates have agreed to participate in the assessment, results will be included in the candidate information sent to shareholders for voting.
  • Candidates will be announced in LIC’s Notice of Annual Meeting which is sent to shareholders in August.
  • Shareholders will vote on candidates as part of LIC’s Annual Meeting in October. Successful candidates will be appointed at the Meeting.

Questions?

Contact LIC’s Returning Officer, Melanie Tonkin

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Questions?

Contact LIC’s Returning Officer, Melanie Tonkin

Call now