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WoolProducers Australia seeks independent director nominations

Sheep Central, September 9, 2019

AUSTRALIA’S peak wool grower body WoolProducers Australia is calling for nominations for three independent director positions on its board.

Two of the current independent WPA directors – John Hassell in Western Australia and current WPA vice-president Steve Harrison in Gippsland – are re-standing, but New South Wales livestock contractor Jamie Rowe is believed to be standing down.

WPA president Ed Storey said nominations are now being sought from current wool growers who believe they can contribute to national and international policy development and advocacy on behalf of Australia’s wool producing industry.

“WoolProducers Australia is led by a national executive of wool growers from around Australia, which is predominantly made up of delegates from our state farming organisations members.

“However, we also have three independent members that are directly elected by growers, which is very unique to our organisation,” he said.

“Democratically elected independent members give anyone involved with wool growing in Australia the opportunity to be a part of the leadership team.”

The successful candidates will be required to become directors of WoolProducers Australia Ltd as part of the WoolProducers Australia executive and the positions are for a term of two years.

To be eligible for election to the position of independent director on the executive of WoolProducers Australia, candidates must:

  • Have paid the wool levy at least once during the past three years (since 1 July 2016);
  • Be a member of a state farmer organisation that is affiliated with WoolProducers Australia or a Direct Member of WoolProducers Australia; and
  • Be eligible to act as a company director.

Nominations must be received before 6pm on Friday 27 September. Ballot papers will be distributed during October, with the close of voting being close of business, Friday, 6 November. The results will be declared at the 2019 WPA annual general meeting in Canberra on 14 November, 2019.

Further information can be obtained from the WoolProducers Australia website (www.woolproducers.com.au) or by contacting the office via email info@woolproduers.com.au

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