Fonterra says it will bring a revised governance structure for vote before shareholders by the end of this year.
"It has been a superb General-Assembly in Japan," says Wills, speaking from Niigata, Japan.
"Federated Farmers has helped to broker a breakthrough trade policy for the World Farmers Organisation. I need to acknowledge the high level policy work involving not only Federated Farmers' staff but kindred organisations too.
"May I genuinely thank Beef+LambNZ, the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for their support and advice. The WFO trade policy not only vindicates their support but New Zealand now has a voice on governance, with Federated Farmers becoming the Oceania Board representative.
"I think it is important to recognise my WFO predecessor, Australia's Jock Laurie and the former President of Australia's National Farmers Federation. The General-Assembly has given me a great opportunity to meet the NFF's new president, Duncan Fraser as well as other global farming leaders.
"My hope is to use my board position to show case the excellent people resource we have in New Zealand that will help national and international farming to flourish," Wills says.