Ruralco is a values-led farming co-operative, 100% owned by Ashburton Trading Society, that offers competitive pricing for member farming businesses delivered through personalised advice, on farm, instore or online.

The board which comprises Farmer Board Directors elected by shareholders and Independent Directors appointed by the board are industry leaders in terms of promoting an open-minded culture, winning multiple awards for their proactive stance on gender diversity.

Decipher Group was fortunate to partner with the board on the recent search and appointment of a new Independent Director and we are pleased to announce Helen van Orton as the successful candidate.

Helen is an experienced professional director with broad sector expertise covering finance, insurance, telecommunications and aviation. Helen is currently an Independent Director on the board of The Co-operative Bank, HRNZ (Chair), Centrix Group, and Zeal.

Helen joined the team in December 2022.

Governance search led by Hannah Doney.

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