Kerry Hoggard dies.
One of the heavy hitters behind the Save the Farms group pushing to block sales of sensitive land to foreign interests spent a year wooing a Chinese company for billions.
Recently retired chairman of Australia-listed crop protection company Nufarm, Kerry Hoggard, led the company’s board during takeover negotiations with Chinese chemical company Sinochem, which offered $A2.8 billion.
After more than half a century involved with Australian-listed chemical company Nufarm, chairman Kerry Hoggard has resigned.
In a brief statement today, the company announced Mr Hoggard was retiring immediately due to ill health.
The board was meeting late today to elect a new chairman with an announcement due prior to the market opening tomorrow.
Valued on the NBR Rich List last year at $80 million, Mr Hoggard was today resting at home after throat surgery.