4 February, 2019


Dear members,

Following a process managed by a specialist agricultural recruiting company the Board nominated John McKillop for election by the members.  The voting period closed on Friday 1 February and as Chairman I am pleased to announce the Returning Officer has advised the nomination has had over-whelming support.

As previously communicated current Independent Director John Bywater, elected by the members to the Board in 2011, has decided to stand down from the board and will leave at the end of June 2019.  John McKillop will commence immediately, with a planning and strategy day preceding the first board meeting of the year in the first week of February, and allowing a 5 month handover.

I welcome John McKillop to the Board and am excited about what his experience in agribusiness, finance and commercial negotiations will bring to DFMC as we transition beyond the current MSA into a future with the opportunity to broaden DFMC’s involvement in the dairy industry.



Andrew Burnett