New head for meat processor

TIM CRONSHAW
Last updated 16:58 26/07/2013
lliance Group's new chairman Murray Taggart
Murray Taggart.

Relevant offers

Agribusiness

Rural director course in demand Brickbats and bouquets for Fonterra reform Farmers losing battle over weeds Tax consequences of falling dairy livestock values Farmers welcome 'prudent' budget and more science spending Chance to step back in history at Fieldays Taranaki's Barton Holdings proud of its liquid gold Top fencers set to battle it out in Golden Pliers Reducing nitrogen losses over winter is better for farm environments Celebrity chefs to draw in the crowds with mouth-watering morsels at Fieldays

Canterbury farmer Murray Taggart will become the new chairman of major meat processor Alliance Group in October, replacing Owen Poole.

Poole told shareholder meetings of the co-operative last year that he planned to retire this year.

Taggart was a farmer-elected director from 2002 to 2007, and was re-elected to the board in 2010.

He is a member of Alliance's audit and risk committee and a director of Ballance AgriNutrients.

Taggart was a Nuffield Scholar in 1996 and a regional recipient of an FMG Rural Excellence Award in 2006.

He has a farming background on a 457-hectare sheep and cropping unit under irrigation in the Oxford district of North Canterbury.

Poole was chief executive of Alliance from 1995 to 2005 and was appointed to the board as an independent director in 2008. He has been chairman since his appointment to the board.

The Alliance board comprises nine directors, six elected by farmer shareholders and three independent directors appointed for the commercial skills they bring to the board. 

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content