AUSTRALIA’S peak grower body WoolProducers Australia has reminded eligible growers they have until 3 November to vote in its 2023 director election.
Five nominations have been received for the three open positions on the executive of the nation’s peak body for wool growers.
The ballot opened in early October and eligible wool growers have been sent information from their state farming organisations on how to participate.
WoolProducers president Steve Harrison said eligible nominations were received from Helen Carrigan in Victoria; Angus Hobson, New South Wales; Simon Riddle, Victoria; Skye Ward, NSW, and; incumbent independent director, Stacey Lugsdin, NSW.
Candidate statements were sent with the voting instructions and are published on the WoolProducers website.
Mr Harrison said urged all eligible growers to read the candidate statements and consider who will best represent their interests in terms of policy setting and advocacy on behalf of industry before they vote.
All wool growers who are direct members of WoolProducers Australia or are members of a SFO that is affiliated with WoolProducers Australia are eligible to vote. WPA-affiliated SFOs include the NSW Farmers Association or NSW Farmers, the Victorian Farmers Federation, AgForce Qld, Livestock SA, the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, and WAFarmers.
Voting closes Friday, 3 November with results to be declared at the 2023 WPA Annual General Meeting on 9 November, 2023.
Further information can be obtained from the WoolProducers Australia office via [email protected] or on the website https://www.woolproducers.com.au/director-elections