Independent Director

Background

WoolProducers Australia is the peak national body for the wool growing industry in Australia, advocating the interests of growers to both the Federal Government and internationally, and provides a strong, unified voice that enables woolgrowers to determine policy and drive change in their industry.

The organisation is led by a National Executive made up of woolgrowers from around Australia and who set policy on behalf of the industry. Each member state farmer organisation member is represented on the Executive, while the other three members are directly elected by all wool grower members.

Democratically elected independent members give anyone involved with wool growing in Australia the opportunity to be a part of the leadership team, along with the strength and breadth of the state farmer organisation network. This unique model sets WoolProducers Australia apart from all other grower groups and gives it the mantle as the true democratic voice of the Australian wool growing industry.

WoolProducers Australia is a company limited by guarantee, ACN 124 570 832.

About the Position

The successful candidates will be required to become directors of WoolProducers Australia Ltd as part of the WoolProducers Australia Executive. Directors are not remunerated; however, the positions of President and Senior Vice President do receive an allowance. Independent directors are eligible to stand for both President and Senior Vice-President positions.

Directors will be required to attend a maximum of four face-to-face meetings of the Executive per year and regular teleconferences. Independent directors will also be invited to represent WoolProducers Australia on external committees, reference groups or advisory bodies as appropriate. Travel and accommodation expenses while undertaking WoolProducers Australia business will be reimbursed.

The positions are for a term of two years. Incumbent members are entitled to renominate.

WoolProducers Australia communicates extensively internally by email and it is an expectation that all members of the Executive will be conversant with and have regular access to email.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for election to the position of Independent Director on the Executive of WoolProducers Australia, candidates must:

  • Have paid the 2% wool levy at least once during the past three years (since 1 July 2014);
  • 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 in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

 

**For information about direct membership, contact WoolProducers Australia on 0488 554 811 or email: jhall@woolproducers.com.au

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