S E C T I O N 1 1 : Governance
SAR AH BROWN
B.Sc.(Home Science)(Distinction) Independent Director
Sarah was appointed to the Alliance board in March 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Home Science degree from the University of Otago, and lives and works on a sheep and beef farm in Manawatu. Sarah has held a number of senior management positions in marketing and consumer insights with highprofile companies including Lion Nathan and Colmar Brunton. Sarah has considerable expertise in marketing in a broad range of industries internationally and has assisted Australian Pork, Coca-Cola Amatil, Diageo and Goodman Fielder International. She has worked across the globe including Australia, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia and New Zealand.
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REP ORT 2018
B.Tech.(Biotech) 1st Class Hons CFinstD, ONZM Independent Director Member of Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Graeme was appointed as an independent director in April 2013. He is a partner in GR & JA Milne, and Chairman of Nyriad Ltd, ProForm Ltd Advisory Board, Rimanui Farms Ltd Advisory Board, Synlait Milk Ltd and subsidiaries and Terracare Fertilisers Ltd. Graeme is also a director of Elviti Holdings Ltd and subsidiaries. He is a member of the Massey University School of Engineering & Advanced Technology Industrial Advisory Board, Council member of the University of Waikato and a trustee of Rockhaven Trust.
Russell was elected as a supplier representative in 2014. He is a director of RG & JM Drummond Farms Ltd, farming sheep and cattle on 3000 hectares at Avondale and Five Rivers, Southland. Russell is also a member of the Takitimu Discussion Group.
Don was elected as a supplier representative in 2013. He is a director of DG & BC Morrison Ltd, farming sheep and cattle on 600 hectares at Waikaka Valley, Southland. He is also a director of Pure Taste New Zealand (NZ) Ltd and a member of the Alpha Sheep Genetics Group.
VANE SS A STODDA RT
B.Com LLB Hons PG Dip Professional Ethics Independent Director Chair of Remuneration and Nominations Committee
B.Com.Ag, CMinstD Supplier Representative Member of Audit and Risk Committee Supplier Representative
B.Com.Ag Supplier Representative Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Dawn was elected as a supplier representative in 2011. She is a director of Glenayr Ltd, farming sheep and beef on 2870 hectares in Central Otago. She is a facilitator for the Red Meat Profit Partnership-funded AgriWomen’s Development Trust’s Understanding Your Farming Business course.
Vanessa was appointed as an independent director in 2014. Vanessa is a director of Heartland Bank Ltd and The New Zealand Refining Co Ltd. She is a trustee of King’s College School Board of Trustees and a member of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Audit and Risk Committee, the Department of Conservation Audit and Risk Committee, the Financial Markets Authority, the Global Women Trust Advisory Board, the Defence Employer Support Council and the Tertiary Education Commission Board. Vanessa retires from the Alliance board in April 2019.