Two Dairy Australia Board vacancies open

Monday 26 June 2017 | From Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia is calling for candidates to nominate as directors of its Board. Successful candidates will be elected at Dairy Australia’s Annual General Meeting to be held on Friday 24th November 2017.

There are two Board vacancies this year; those being the positions held by Mr Geoff Akers and Mr Graeme Nicoll. The requirements of Dairy Australia’s Constitution mean that both of the new Directors must have milk producer skills.

Mr Nicoll filled a casual vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs Lisa Dwyer at the 2016 AGM, and under the terms of his appointment, his tenure expires at the 2017 AGM. He may seek nomination for the role at the 2017 AGM. However, he will need to apply to the Board Selection Committee with his application being considered alongside the other applications received.

Mr Akers is not eligible to re-stand for a further term as he has reached the maximum tenure under Dairy Australia’s Constitution and will be retiring from the Board.

The Dairy Australia Board Selection Committee is mindful of the need for the Dairy Australia Board to be truly representative of the dairy industry.

“In recognition of our commitment to diversity, the Dairy Australia Board recently put in place a Board Diversity Policy, which demonstrates the Board’s commitment to ensuring that as an organisation, we are a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the dairying community,” said Chair of Dairy Australia, Geoff Akers.

“The Constitution outlines two paths to election as a Director, the first is to be nominated by the Board Selection Committee and the second is to be nominated by at least 100 Group A members,” said Mr Akers.

Applicants wishing to be nominated by the Board Selection Committee should send their application (mail or email) to Ms Emma Braun, Dairy Australia Board Selection Committee, c/- Dairy Australia, Level 5 IBM Centre, 60 City Road, Southbank, Victoria 3006, to be received no later than Monday 3 July 2017 at 5.00pm.

Dairy Australia is the national services body for the Australian dairy industry. The company acts as the collective investment arm of the industry, investing in essential research, development, extension and industry services with the goal of making dairy farms more profitable.

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