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Peak Wool Representative Body calls for Nominations for Directors

11 September, 2017

Nominations are now open for three positions on the Executive of the nation’s peak body for woolgrowers, WoolProducers Australia.

President Richard Halliday said that nominations are now being sought from current woolgrowers 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 Executive of woolgrowers from around Australia, which is predominantly made up of delegates from our state farming organisations members,” said Mr Halliday today.

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

ENDS

WoolProducers Australia contact:

Jo Hall

Chief Executive Officer

0488 554 811