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.