Producer reps sought for MLA board selection committee

Sheep Central July 26, 2017

CANDIDATES are being sought to fill three producer representative positions to the Meat & Livestock Australia board selection committee at this year’s annual general meeting in November at Alice Springs.

The role of the selection committee is to call for applications, review, interview and then report on the suitability of candidates for election to the MLA board.

The committee is currently made up of two non-voting MLA directors, three representatives nominated by producer peak councils and four producer members who have been directly elected by MLA members – one sheep-meat, one grain-fed cattle and two grass-fed cattle representatives.

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At this year’s AGM, MLA members have the opportunity to directly elect three producer representatives to the MLA board selection committee for a three-year term, from nominees in tfree producer categories:

  • a sheep meat representative
  • a grass-fed cattle representative, and,
  • a grain-fed cattle representative

All producer nominees are put forward to the AGM for a vote by the producer members in each class.

Members wishing to nominate a person, or wishing to nominate themselves for election by MLA producer members to the MLA board selection committee at the 2017 MLA AGM, must give written notice to MLA by 22 September.

Click this link to view a diagram of how the board selection committee process works.

Click this link to access more information on the selection committee process and to access the nomination form.

Source: MLA


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  1. Michael Craig, July 27, 2017

    Ah …sorry Chick, but you might want to try reading the article, Meat & Livestock Australia is seeking nominations to the board selection committee itself. This committee is responsible for interviewing, selecting and nominating candidates suitable for the skills-based board positions. These candidates are then ratified by us, the MLA members, at the annual general meeting, and if we aren’t happy we can say ‘no’. The process isn’t dodgy, it’s transparent and ensures we have board directors that fit the bill.

  2. Chick Olsson, July 26, 2017

    There is no point anyone applying for these directorship positions, as these appointments have already been decided. The process is highly dodgy and controlled by the state farming organisations.

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