Nominations are open for three independent directors on the executive of the nation's peak body for woolgrowers, WoolProducers Australia.
President Ed Storey said that nominations were being sought from current woolgrowers who believed they could 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 nine woolgrowers from around Australia which is predominantly made up of delegates from our state farming organisations members," Mr Storey said.
"However, we also have three independent members who are directly elected by growers.
"Democratically elected independent members gives anyone involved with wool growing in Australia the opportunity to be a part of the leadership team."
The directors will serve a two-year term.
To be eligible to contest the ballot for independent director on the executive of WoolProducers Australia, candidates must:
- Have paid the wool levy at least once during the past three years (since July 1, 2016);
- 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 6pm on Friday, September 27.
Ballot papers will be distributed during October, with the close of voting being COB, Friday, November 6.
The results will be declared at the 2019 WPA annual general meeting in Canberra on November 14, 2019.
Further information can be obtained from the WoolProducers Australia website (www.woolproducers.com.au) or by contacting the office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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