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Janette Osborne appointed to the PWC Board

October 17, 2017

The Directors of Primary Wool Co-operative Limited have appointed Waikato agri-businesswoman Janette Osborne to the Board.

Chairman Bay de Lautour says “I am delighted Janette has accepted our invitation to join the Co-Op Board. Being the only New Zealand wool co-operative, and with our unique co-operative / corporate joint venture with Carrfields in CP Wool, requires a special set of skills and understanding of the industry. Janette certainly brings all those to the table.”

Janette has over 20 years’ experience as a management accountant across a wide range of corporate and government roles in both Wellington and Christchurch.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Management and Accounting and is a CA member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.  She has been a member of the Institute of Directors since 2008.  Janette is actively involved in the family sheep and beef farm, has established her own wool related small business and has held a number of industry good positions in the past including

  • Board Member of Textile Industry of NZ Incorporated
  • Secretary for the Campaign for Wool New Zealand
  • Secretary for the National Council of New Zealand Wool Interests

She is currently a regional councillor on the Beef + Lamb Mid-Northern North Island Farmers Council and has recently completed the Beef + Lamb professional development programme.  Janette is a strong believer in continuing professional development and dedicates considerable time to expanding her knowledge. Janette’s strengths lie in her wide-ranging experience and being able to unravel and analyse the detail in a strategic context.  She has a particular interest in strategy, organisational culture and leadership.