Pork Industry Board Act 1997

13 Management of Board
  • (1) Except as otherwise provided by this Act, the affairs of the Board must be managed by, or under the direction or supervision of, the board of directors.

    (2) The board of directors comprises—

    • (a) 4 directors elected, in accordance with regulations made under this Act, by pig farmers; and

    • (b) at least 1, but not more than 2, directors (being people who, in the Board's opinion, are qualified by relevant expertise to be directors) appointed by the Minister on the Board's recommendation.

    (3) Before making any recommendation for the purposes of subsection (2)(b), the Board must prepare a list of possible appointees, taking particular care to ensure that there are included suitable women available for appointment.

    (4) The Board must not recommend a person whose name is not on the list; and in making its recommendation must take account of the desirability of its appointed directors' having, collectively, the background, experience, and expertise likely to be most valuable to it (in the light of the background, experience, and expertise of its elected directors) in the performance of its functions.

    (5) The Minister must not appoint any person to be a director under subsection (2)(b) unless satisfied that the Board has complied with subsections (3) and (4) in recommending the person for appointment.

    (6) The Board, when making recommendations, and the Minister, when appointing directors, under subsection (2)(b) must take into account the desirability of staggering directors' terms of office so that a similar number of directors' terms will expire each year.

    (7) Until the earlier of—

    • (a) the expiration of 1 year from the commencement of this section; or

    Schedules 1 and 2 of the Pork Industry Board Act 1982 (as from time to time amended), notwithstanding their repeal by section 54, have effect as if the provisions of those schedules were regulations made under this Act, but as if every reference to a producer member were a reference to a director and every reference to a pork producer were a reference to a pig farmer.

    Section 13(2)(a): amended, on 31 July 2002, by section 3(1) of the Pork Industry Board Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 76).

    Section 13(2)(b): amended, on 31 July 2002, by section 3(2)(a) of the Pork Industry Board Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 76).

    Section 13(2)(b): amended, on 31 July 2002, by section 3(2)(b) of the Pork Industry Board Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 76).