Board Election Candidates - Voting closes 5pm 18th September

Board Election Candidates - Voting closes 5pm 18th September
Date: Wednesday, 18th September 2019
Time: Votes must returned by 5pm
Location: Anexa Vets Morrinsville, 25 Moorhouse Street, Morrinsville

Animal Health Centre Waikato Incorporated, trading as Anexa Veterinary Services, will hold it’s annual AGM on Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 25 Moorhouse Street, Morrinsville.

Due to there being two vacancies on the board an election will be held. Nominations have now closed, our candidates standing for the vacancies are:

Peter Le Heron
I have been a member client of the Anexa Vet Services for 42 years and have been on the Board for the last 12 years.
Anexa has an excellent balance sheet and the Board and Management constantly look forward to be ahead of its competition in all the services we provide. With an ever changing business landscape, I believe we deliver to the expectations of our members. Our brand is out there!
I am a busy dairy farmer near Morrinsville. Currently I am the Chairman of the Thames Valley Drainage Advisory Committee and an active Rotarian in Morrinsville. I have just retired after 14 years as an LIC Shareholder Councillor.
I am standing for re-election and would welcome your vote to elect me for the next Director term, and help guide the Vet practice into the future.
I thank Anexa members for their on-going support.
Peter Le Heron

Brendon O'Leary
Some of you may know me as a Fonterra networker.
My wife Rochelle and I have dairy farmed in the Gordonton and Orini district for the last 25 years along with our family. We currently operate two dairy farms and a runoff block.
I am passionate 4th generation dairy farmer working day to day in our business. I enjoy the intellectual challenge of looking at the BIG farming picture so enjoy networking with other rural professionals sharing and gathering knowledge.
I firmly believe that the farmer voice must be heard in the Boardroom and that the views and challenges on the land are represented.
My recent and current committees/trials are as follows:
• Farmer stakeholder on the anti-microbial trial for Cognosco
• Farmer stakeholder for DairyNZ anti microbial trial
• Johnes disease research farm in conjunction with LIC and Johnes Disease Consortium
• Farmer representative for Fonterra Winter Milk programme & Trusted Goodness panel.

Sam Owen
I’m Sam Owen and together with my wife Jacqui and two children we 50/50 sharemilk 245 cows at Eureka. I started my 20 year dairying career on a farm in Turua and have progressed through the industry to where we are today. I have been Chairman of the local Dairy Push group in the Matamata-Piako, a dairy industry best practice group established with DairyNZ in conjunction with Anexa.
I currently sit on the board of Port Waikato camp and am a Dairy Environmental Leader.
I believe despite the everchanging landscapes of Livestock farming, animal welfare and health should always be in the forefront of what we do as kaitiaki. As an industry we need to be leaders and innovators in the animal health/ welfare space, teaching and empowering new entrants into the agricultural industry so that best practice is the starting point not the aim.

Gaynor Tierney
My husband and I are currently dairy farming on 2 farms in Hamilton North. We returned full time from overseas travel/work in 2000 and progressed through the industry from managing through to sharemilking and farm ownership. We have been clients of Anexa Vets these past 20 years.
In addition to working on the home farm and bringing up our children I have worked outside the farm gate in many roles with both DairyNZ (Consulting Officer, Project Mgmt) Federated Farmers, Primary ITO and currently Tutor the Agribusiness Diploma for DTL/Wintec.
I hold a BSc (Hons) Agricultural Science and a Certificate in Adult Teaching and Education.
I have a real passion for farm financial management, strategic planning, education, training and science. I see the opportunity to further this through leadership and governance and hope I would bring a range of skills to the board table representing farmers within our local Vet clinic.

Members can expect to receive voting papers in the mail.

The appointment of Board Members will take effect from the 25th September 2019 (Annual General Meeting).