Bill Baylis has been appointed chair of Landcorp on the retirement of Jim Sutton:
He is a director on the boards of Dunedin City Holdings Ltd, Helicopters NZ Ltd, Port of Tauranga Ltd and Carisbrook Stadium Trust. His other chair positions are with Blackhead Quarries Ltd, Dairy Holdings Ltd and Real Journeys Ltd. He has extensive governance experience, with previous chair experience on a number of private sector company boards such as Anderson Lloyd Lawyers and Australasian Food Holdings (Australia) Ltd’s subsidiaries including Huttons Kiwi Ltd, Tip Top NZ Ltd and Mainland Products Ltd. He is also the former chair of PGG Wrightson Ltd and United Electricity Ltd.
The company has two new directors too:
Chris Day (former CFO of AXA Insurance), Nikki Davies-Colley (cattle and sheep farmer and company director) and Pauline Lockett (chartered accountant and New Plymouth District Councillor).
I wish them well. I don’t think the state should own farms, but given that it does the SOE should be run as well as possible.