HortNZ director elections; calling for nominations

12 days ago

The Horticulture New Zealand constitution provides for a term of three years for elected directors with one third of directors retiring by rotation each year. This year two grower elected Directors will retire by rotation.

The following Directors retire by rotation this year:

Mike SMITH is offering himself for re-election
John COOK is standing down and not offering himself for re-election

In accordance with Clause 12 (e) of the Horticulture New Zealand Constitution nominations are now being sought from individual grower members, affiliated Product Groups and affiliated Grower Associations. Candidates must be nominated by at least two grower members or affiliated organisations. The election is based on electing the best people for the job with no allocated seats for product, sector or regional representatives.

Candidate criteria

Nominated candidates must be:

• a person who is an active grower member of HortNZ; or

• a director, shareholder, partner or trustee of an active grower member who is appointed by that member as the principal representative of the entity in their dealings with HortNZ; or

• an employee of an active grower member who is appointed by that member as the principal representative of the entity in their dealings with HortNZ.

If more than two (2) candidates are nominated, an election will be held where individual grower members will vote for their preferred candidates. A profile for each candidate will be included with the voting papers distributed to growers.

The position description is available here, and the nomination form here. If you have queries, please contact Josie Hehir via email or by phone on 0508 467 869.

Nominations close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 10 April 2018.