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Independent Director

Farmlands Co-operative


  • Commercial Governance & Leadership

 Farmlands is one of New Zealand’s largest farmer owned co-operative businesses.  It is a major contributor to the wealth of the primary sector economy and offers a diverse range of rurally-focused services and solutions.  The business comprises over 80 stores across New Zealand offering Farmlands cards, fuel and other aligned service operations. Farmlands has evolved from a small rural supplies outlet to a top 20 New Zealand company, with turnover in excess of $2.4 billion annually.


The Farmlands’ Board is seeking expressions of interest for an experienced governance professional. The key attributes sought in the new director include:


  • Proven corporate governance experience.
  • Corporate leadership experience (to CEO level).
  • Proven experience of M&A, JV and partnership transactions and business case evaluation.
  • Proven experience with capital structure processes.
  • Recognised as a visionary, future and sustainability focused, critical thinker.
  • An understanding of technology and analytics as they impact the business and sector.
  • The ability and willingness to provide mentoring guidance and support to governance colleagues
  • A genuine interest in Farmlands’ business and an active governance contributor.




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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at search@eqiglobal.com


Expressions of interest for this role should include a cover letter and governance resume.


Closing date for expressions of interest is Wednesday 31 July 2019.

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