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Board seat vacancies at Dairy Australia

By Dairy News

DAIRY AUSTRALIA is calling for nominations to fill three vacancies on its board of directors, ahead of elections at its annual general meeting in November.

Three serving directors’ board terms are expiring this year.

Chair Jeff Odgers and Professor Paul Wood have indicated that they plan to stand again for election, while Jan West has indicated that she will be retiring from the board.

In line with Dairy Australia’s constitution, one of the vacant positions must be filled by a milk producer, with the other vacancies requiring a director with skills in agribusiness, innovation and adoption and one with extensive experience in finance, auditing and risk management.

Dairy Australia Board Selection Committee chair David Lord said the board must comprise of a mix of skills that represented all sections of the industry.

“With the industry going through particularly tough times, there has never been a more important time to get involved and we are looking for new leaders from right across the supply chain, to take up critical roles in helping dairy meet the challenges we are facing,” Mr Lord said.

To stand for election, applicants must undergo a selection process overseen by the selection committee, which is made up of one Dairy Australia board director and four other Australian dairy industry representatives — two nominated by Australian Dairy Farmers and two by the Australian Dairy Products Federation.

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

Milk producers interested in standing for election should review the instructions received in the post and apply by 5 pm on July 1.

For more information about the roles, phone Rimfire Resources’ Mick Hay on 1300 380 701 or (07)3878 3411.