DA needs new directors

By Dairy News

DAIRY AUSTRALIA is calling for nominations to fill three vacancies on its board of directors ahead of elections later this year.

Three serving directors’ board terms will expire at Dairy Australia’s annual general meeting in November, with two indicating they will not be standing for re-election.

Under Dairy Australia’s constitution, at least one of the vacant positions must be filled by a milk producer.

The other two vacancies are for a director with skills in agribusiness, innovation and adoption and one with a strong background in dairy processing.

Dairy Australia chair Jeff Odgers said it was critical the board as a whole had the right mix of skills across all sections of the industry.

“This is an opportunity for new dairy leaders from right across the supply chain to play an important role in helping the industry meet the challenges we are facing,” Mr Odgers said.

The Dairy Australia board determines the policies and directions for investing in dairy industry service activities, driving organisational performance and ensuring high standards of governance.

To stand for election, applicants must undergo a selection process overseen by a board selection committee, comprised of industry representatives.

Alternatively, candidates may stand for election if their nomination is endorsed with the signatures of 100 Group A members.

Milk producers interested in standing should review the instructions received in the post and apply to the board selection committee before 5 pm on Friday, June 15.

Executive Search firm Rimfire Resources is managing applications for the non-milk producer director roles, to be advertised publicly.

Inquiries in relation to these roles should be directed to Mick Hay from Rimfire Resources on 1300 380 701 (toll free) or on (07) 3878 3411.