Director Elections

The comprehensive search and selection process of new Dairy Australia directors ensures the board comprises a diverse set of skills, experience and personal attributes. Nominated director candidates stand for election to the board at the Annual General Meeting.

Upcoming election

Do you want to shape the future of the dairy industry?

The Dairy Australia Board is currently seeking two farmer directors to fill upcoming vacancies. Elections for these vacant positions will be held at the 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The board invites farmers with an interest in advancing the dairy industry to consider applying to become a director. As a Dairy Australia farmer director with milk producer (farming) skills, your strategic contribution will help to shape a profitable and sustainable dairy industry.

How to apply

To prepare and submit an application to the board selection process:

  1. Review the applicant information pack, which outlines the expected capabilities and experience of a farmer director.

  2. Draft your resume, cover letter and responses to the capability and experience questions.

  3. Submit your application via our online form. Please note this must be completed in one session.

The applicant information pack and online form can be accessed below.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday 31 May 2024. 

Board selection process

The board selection process is overseen by the Board Selection Committee (BSC). The committee’s role is to identify and nominate candidates that provide the board collectively with the appropriate balance of skills and experience in relation to the business and strategy of Dairy Australia. This ensures candidates are rigorously assessed against the skills needed for a director position following an open and transparent application process.  
The BSC is a standing committee appointed for a 12-month period that comprises five members – two representatives from each of Dairy Australia’s Group B members (Australian Dairy Farmers and the Australian Dairy Products Federation) to represent the dairy industry, along with a director of Dairy Australia (not standing for re-election) as the chair.  
After assessing the applications received and interviewing candidates, the BSC recommends one candidate for each director vacancy for endorsement by the board. Candidates then stand for election at the Annual General Meeting as Dairy Australia Board nominees.  
A Pre-Selection Committee (PSC) assists with selection of farmer milk producer candidates. The PSC comprises three members appointed by Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) who will provide a short list of milk producer candidates to the BSC for consideration.  

Candidates who wish to nominate separately to the board selection process can submit their nomination in writing to, supported by signatures from at least 100 Group A members of Dairy Australia. Completed nominations must be received by 31 August 2024. 

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