WoolProducers Australia seeks three new independent directors

Sheep Central September 13, 2017

PEAK national wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has opened nomination for three independent director positions on its board.

WPA president Richard Halliday said that nominations are now being sought from current wool growers who believe that 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 eExecutive of wool growers from around Australia, which is predominantly made up of delegates from our state farming organisations members,” said Mr Halliday.

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

“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 2 percent wool levy at least once during the past three years (since July 1 2006);
  • 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 6.00pm on Friday October 6. Ballot papers will be distributed during October, with the close of voting being COB, Wednesday November 8. The results will be declared at the 2017 WPA Annual General Meeting in Canberra on November 14, 2017.

Further information can be obtained from the WoolProducers Australia office via [email protected]

Source: WoolProducers Australia.


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  1. Chick Olsson, September 16, 2017

    Thanks Richard, you are a good man, but I don’t think these directors could be considered independent if they already belong to WoolProducers. Sorry mate, poor terminology

  2. Thanks Chick. You missed the part where it says that direct members of WoolProducers Australia can run for the independent director election, meaning nominees don’t have to be a member of a state farm organisation.

  3. Chick Olsson, September 13, 2017

    I like you Richard, but your terminology is very silly — ‘independent director’ … but you still have to be a levy payer and also belong to a state farming body? That is a long way from being independent. That’s croneyism.

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