Members of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) yesterday voted to change the company’s Constitution at its annual general meeting held in Chatswood, Sydney.
The changes will see a reduction in the number of MLA directors on the Director Selection committee and an increase in the number of directly elected grassfed representatives.
The changes are the result of the passing of two special resolutions proposed by MLA to amend the Constitution. Special resolutions require 75 percent of the vote to be passed. The results were:
- 86.2pc of votes cast in favour to reduce the number of MLA directors and remove their voting rights.
- 81.7pc of votes cast in favour to increase the number of cattle producer representatives on the Committee.
Members also voted on the election of Directors to the MLA board. The election results were:
- 95.8pc votes cast in favour of Queensland cattle producer and Northern Australia beef production systems expert, Mr Geoff Maynard. This will be Mr Maynard’s second term as an MLA Director.
- 78.3pc votes cast in favour of professional services expert in audit and risk management and Victorian cattle producer, Mr Alan Beckett. This will be Mr Beckett’s first term as an MLA Director.
- 73.0pc votes cast in favour of agricultural consultant and southern Australia sheepmeat production systems expert, Mr Chris Mirams. This will be Mr Mirams’ first term as an MLA Director.
MLA members also voted to elect a representative for cattle producers, lot feeder producers and sheep producers to the Selection Committee.