FMG’s 117th Annual General Meeting will be held at the Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade on Friday, 26 August 2022 from 10.30am.

All FMG Members as at 12 August 2022 will be entitled to vote on any matters put to the membership at the AGM including the election of Member Directors.

Member Director candidate video profiles

Paula Kearns

Most Suitable

I will bring to the FMG Board extensive finance and risk experience and a diversity of governance experience across a range of sectors including environment, central government, health and community. My finance and risk experience will be valuable in the highly regulated insurance industry and my breadth of experience and strong community connections will add a fresh perspective to board discussions.

Simon Hopcroft

Most Suitable

Throughout my life, I have been committed to the ongoing success of our primary industry and understand the importance of good governance to lead FMG into the future. I believe the Board needs to have a good balance of farmer/grower directors.

Gray Baldwin

I’m a third-generation farmer at based at Lichfield, South Waikato. We have 713ha with five enterprises – animal, cropping and land development. My wife Marilyn rears 600 Wagyu beef calves and our son Joel milks 850 Autumn calving cows. I look after 180ha of maize, 220ha of young radiata which we’re pruning and a 10-section lifestyle block subdivision.

Kylie Leonard

Governance is a privilege. As is being part of a team that ensures management success for the members and our mutual. Your vote for me is a confident vote to add to the already strong and capable governance of FMG. Your vote for me will ensure FMG continues to be a successful, quality insurer maintaining the mutual ethos we all appreciate.

Sarah Von Dadelszen

Most Suitable

I am re-standing for the FMG Board to build on momentum and provide continuity through these current uncertain economic times.

I was first elected in 2020 and thereafter made Chair of the People and Governance Committee. My tenure on the Board has been defined by COVID-19 and the significant challenges that it has presented.

Conor English

As a member for 30 years, it is a great honor and privilege to stand for the Board of FMG, a co-operative I believe in.

As well as a passionate supporter of the co-operative model, the rural community, and farmers, I bring a diverse range of thinking, skills, past/present experience, to the Board.