Tuesday, 05 May 2020 11:45

Former NZTE boss appointed to SFF board

Written by  Staff Reporters
Tim Gibson. Tim Gibson.

Tim Gibson has been appointed to the board of Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited as an independent director.

SFF co-op chair Richard Young says Gibson’s global food sector experience and affinity to the co-operative model would be an asset to the board. 

“Tim has significant governance experience within co-operatives and within agribusiness and food companies. We are pleased to be attracting capable talent to ensure strong governors on the co-operative board and for the board of Silver Fern Farms Limited,” Young says.

Gibson is a current director on the boards of Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), Miraka Limited and Port Otago Limited. He is also a director on the Board of Skills International, the international subsidiary of Skills NZ Limited, one of New Zealand’s largest ITOs.  His early career was in the dairy industry, prior to becoming the inaugural chief executive of NZ Trade and Enterprise.

Gibson replaces former independent director Trevor Burt who retired after a 10 and-a half-year association with Silver Fern Farms. 

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