Friday 17 August 2001 For Immediate Release
John Wilson Elected Shareholders’ Council Chairman
Te Awamutu dairy farmer John Wilson has been elected Chairman of the Global Dairy Company Shareholders’ Council, Global
Dairy Company Chairman John Roadley announced today.
“Congratulations to John on his election,” Mr Roadley said. “Our company is proud to be a co-operative and the council
has an important role in promoting that principle and monitoring our performance. John and I have a track record of
working well together.”
Mr Wilson said he was pleased to be elected the council’s first chairman. “I want the council to play a proactive role
in representing the views of shareholders to the Global Dairy Company board. We’re very aware of the huge task ahead of
the board and company executives in bringing GDC together and we will play a constructive role through that period.”
Mr Wilson said the council’s first priority was to appoint a Valuer of the company’s co-operative shares and he expected
that to be completed next month. The appointment of a Milk Commissioner would follow.
Mr Wilson and his family operate a 255 ha farm milking 1,020 cows. For the past year, he has been Chairman of the New
Zealand Dairy Group Shareholders’ Council. A Nuffield Scholar, Mr Wilson has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree
from Massey University.