Gavin Walker departs Goodman Fielder Board

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 11th December 2009

Goodman Fielder has today confirmed the retirement of Gavin Walker from their Board of Directors.

Mr Walker advised that, following the recent merger of Lion Nathan and National Foods, he has continued his role with the merged entity and he now has a potential conflict of interest due to both companies’ interests in dairy.

At Goodman Fielder’s recent Annual General Meeting Mr Walker indicated that he intended to resign from the Board before the end of 2009.

In making the announcement today, Chairman Max Ould said that, while he appreciated the reason for Mr Walker’s decision, his experience and insight will be missed by his fellow Directors.

“On behalf of shareholders and my fellow Directors, I would like to express my appreciation of the very significant contribution that Gavin has made to the company and we wish him well in the future,” he said.

Mr Ould added that the Board has commenced an extensive search for a replacement Director.