Landcorp Farming Ltd’s (Pāmu) shareholding ministers have made three appointments to the board to replace Chairman Traci Houpapa and Directors Nikki Davies-Colley, Pauline Lockett and Eric Roy, whose appointment terms have ended.

Nigel Atherfold, Hayley Gourley and Belinda Storey will all join the board from 1 May. The shareholder has also advised that current board member Chris Day (pictured) will be acting Chairman, until the process to appoint a new Chairman is completed.

Nigel Atherfold has a background in banking and corporate finance and has been a director of value-add dairy sector companies. Hayley Gourley is a Rabobank executive and agri-economist with a career advising on global food and agribusiness companies, and Belinda Storey is a senior HR professional and environmental risk specialist.

Outgoing Chairman Traci Houpapa welcomed the new members of the board, saying all three brought a wealth of experience in both the agri-sector and through involvement in the business sector more generally.  

Ms Houpapa also congratulated Chris Day on his appointment as acting chair, saying he brought continuity to the role, and a deep knowledge of the company after six years on the board.

Mr Day said it is a real privilege to lead the board for the next period. He said his focus will be on getting our new board settled in, providing leadership, and working collegially with the executive in support of delivering value to our shareholder and broader stakeholders on behalf of all New Zealanders. 


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Editor’s Note:

The two shareholding Ministers of Landcorp Farming Limited are Rt. Hon Winston Peters, Minister of State Owned Enterprises and Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance.

Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp, a Stated Owned Enterprise, and one of New Zealand’s most innovative farmers and food businesses. It is also the name given to the quality products created by the company.