FMG will hold its 116th AGM in August.

FMG’s Constitution and Director Member Election & Special Director Appointment Policy (the Policy) requires a third of all Member Directors retire by rotation at each year’s AGM. This year Michael Ahie and Geoff Copstick are due to retire by rotation. While Michael will be stepping down from the Board after 12 years of service, Geoff will be seeking re-election. Consequently, there are two Director positions, with one being contested by a current Director.

The Policy sets out the criteria for the evaluation of Member Director candidates, including current Directors. The Board has not set any specific criteria per the Policy.

Any Member nominations must be made in accordance with the procedure set out in the FMG Constitution and are subject to the process outlined in the Policy, which can be obtained by calling FMG’s General Counsel Lisa Murray by emailing her at Nominations are open until 29 April 2021.

At the 2021 AGM, we’ll provide an update on how we’re going as a Mutual. All members are invited to attend and vote at the AGM, which will be held at Trustpower Baypark Suites, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui on Friday, 20 August 2021. Alternatively, Members can vote through the proxy form that will be sent with the Notice of Meeting.

It should be noted that FMG is exploring options in relation to on-line voting. If that option is available for the 2021 AGM, that will be communicated prior to the Notice of AGM.