Longstanding MG Director, Andrew Fenton, did not seek re-election and retired from the Board at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Speaking at the MG Marketing Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Chairman Bruce Irvine acknowledged Andrew Fenton’s long and dedicated service.
“Andrew Fenton has made a significant contribution since joining the Board in 2002 and had given 18 years of enthusiastic and dedicated service to the Co-operative,” said Irvine.
“Andrew is not dilatory, is a sound thinker, has contributed hugely to the debate around the Board table, had been a cajoler, a collaborator, and a calming influence.”
“Outside of the boardroom, Andrew had committed his working life to the
“He has always been an outstanding advocate for the Co-operative and a tireless champion for the role the Board has in representing the interests of our shareholders.”
“On behalf of the Board, Management and Shareholders, I would like to thank Andrew for his outstanding support and contribution to MG.”
In response, Andrew Fenton thanked the Shareholders and Board for their support.
“It has been a privilege to be a director and I’ve had a rewarding experience working with MG through some challenges and a great number of successes,” said Fenton.
“MG’s culture and its people are the best in the business, and they are the envy of the industry." “I’d like to give my best wishes to everyone at MG for a successful future.”
Mark O’Connor and Robin Oakley elected to the MG Board
In a contested election, Nelson grower Mark O’Connor, was re-elected at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held in Napier on 24 November 2020.
The other successful candidate was Canterbury grower, Robin Oakley, who is new to the MG Board.