WoolPoll members named
The panel of woolgrower representatives to assist in this year’s WoolPoll has been finalised.
Every three years, Australian woolgrowers set the future funding level of their wool research, development and marketing body by voting through WoolPoll.
The panel works with Australian Wool Innovation and endorses the voting documentation and processes, ensuring transparency and integrity throughout. Panel members also play a critical role in encouraging growers to vote in the democratic process of the poll.
In November, 2017, AWI appointed South Australian woolgrower Sydney Lawrie to be chairman for the 2018 Panel.
“Based on advice of the 2015 Panel and AWI Board, I asked grower representative groups to put forward nominees that would reflect the diversity of the Australian wool industry,” Mr Lawrie said.
Among the panel members is CBH director John Hassell of Pingelly.
Woolgrowers will be provided with a Voter Information Memorandum in September, which will detail the levy rate options as determined by the AWI Board, how AWI proposes to invest the levy funds at each levy rate, as well as levy rate recommendations.