A position on DairyNZ's Board of Directors has attracted seven dairy farmer candidates.

From October 1, levy-paying dairy farmers will vote for their preferred candidates in this year's DairyNZ Board of Directors election. The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the governance and leadership of DairyNZ.

Electionz.com returning officer Anthony Morton says farmers will have until October 30 to cast their vote.

"This election provides dairy farmers with a chance to vote for the candidates they feel will provide the leadership and direction they'd like to see on the DairyNZ board," says Anthony.

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"So we encourage levy paying dairy farmers to look out for the vote pack in the mail from early October, and to take the time to learn more about the candidates and cast their vote."

The 2018 DairyNZ Board of Directors candidates are:

ATKINSON, Steve (Wardville)
BARRETT, Tim (New Plymouth)
BROWN, Tracy (Matamata)
MITCHELL, Greg (Napier)
MONTGOMERIE, Mike (Cambridge)
ROBB, Andrew (Greymouth)
ROWARTH, Jacqueline (Tirau)

DairyNZ's board consists of five farmer-elected directors and three board-appointed directors. This year's farmer-elected director role is currently vacant.

The second 2018/19 election was for DairyNZ's Directors Remuneration Committee (DRC). One nomination has been received for this position, so no election will be held.

The successful candidates for the board and DRC will be announced at DairyNZ's Annual General Meeting in Invercargill on October 31.

For more information, visit dairynz.co.nz/agm.