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Western Dairy calls for nominations of directors annually, with selections conducted prior to the annual general meeting each November.

Appointment of Directors

Appointing new directors to the Western Dairy Board happens each year. Western Dairy calls for nominations, then selections are made before the AGM between September and November.

Western Dairy is committed to meaningful succession planning and alongside this, the intention to develop both new and future leaders in the WA dairy industry. As such, the Board has a philosophy of nurturing young people who express an interest in Western Dairy director roles.

Want to apply?

Western Dairy makes a call for director positions between May and June each year. Nominees will be interviewed by a four-person selection committee (chaired by WA Farmers Dairy Section president) between July and September of each year.

If you are interested in being nominated, or nominating someone you know, the Western Dairy Board recommends potential future directors explore and get involved in sub-projects and committees to help prepare for the role. This includes taking up professional development training opportunities and taking time to research the role ahead of nominating and presenting for interview.

Current Chair Vicki Fitzpatrick: “People always say it is not until they sit on the Western Dairy Board that they get the full appreciation of the suite of services that the organisation provides. Being a Director, you’ll gain insights into research projects and initiatives that are coming our way and you can help direct the future operations of the organisation."

Former Chair Victor Rodwell: "Being on the Western Dairy board is just a great experience. You get so much out of the discussions, the people you meet and the access to cutting edge research."

Interested candidates are requested to provide an expression of interest letter and a current resume. Please take the time in your letter to detail how your skills meet the selection criteria listed in the application form.

Western Dairy can assist you to make the most out of your application and interview preparation. Contact us.

Please note that 2019 Board nominations closed on 18 October.

Notice of Western Dairy AGM 2019

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