Nominees for DA election

By Dairy News

DAIRY AUSTRALIA has announced the three board nominees standing for election at the 2019 AGM to be held in November.

Josephine Rozman is standing for the finance and governance position, Jeff Odgers has been nominated for the milk producer position, and Paul Wood is standing for the research and development position.

There are just three vacancies this year.

Ms Rozman is an experienced company director with finance, risk and accounting skills gained through executive and board roles at Elders Limited, Wine Australia Corporation and AustOn Corporation (a subsidiary of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan) which invests in agricultural sectors in Australia.

Mr Odgers has been nominated to fill the milk producer position. Jeff owns a dairy farming business and is currently a non-executive director of Bega Cheese Ltd and has knowledge of the dairy industry, farm management and consumer goods.

He has served two terms as a director and was appointed chair of Dairy Australia in December 2017.

Professor Wood has been nominated for the research and development position. He has over 30 years’ experience in agricultural R&D and is standing for election for a second term. Having been successful as a research scientist and R&D leader, is internationally recognised for his work in veterinary immunology and vaccine development and as an inventor of several patents.

Jan West is not restanding for election.

Chair of Dairy Australia’s Board Selection Committee, David Lord, said the nominees “bring a broad set of skills and experience that will add value to our goal of supporting farmers today, and the sustainability of the industry into the future.”

To be successfully elected into the vacant director roles, each of the three nominees will require more than 50 per cent of the votes cast at the Annual General Meeting.