Our Governance

Our governance policies are regularly reviewed to make sure they are consistent with best practice, ensuring our future as a world-leading food company.


Our Directors are passionate, committed and focused on ensuring we accomplish our objectives. They are responsible for our company’s corporate governance and strategic direction. Under our Constitution the Board is made up of between six and eight Directors.

Up to five directors are elected by shareholders who are suppliers of livestock to the company. Up to three may be appointed by the board.

Director Election Policy

Our Constitution

Our constitution retains the important and highly valued features of a co-operative, and recognises the current requirements of investment focused shareholders.

The Constitution of Silver Fern Farms Cooperative was adopted by special resolution on 10 October 2018 which followed a Shareholder Vote which concluded 14 September 2018.


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