SPA on hunt for board di­rec­tors

Countryman - - WOOL - Zach Relph

Sheep Pro­duc­ers Aus­tralia is seek­ing ap­pli­cants to vie for two di­rec­tor po­si­tions on its board.

In­cum­bent di­rec­tors Al­lan Pig­gott, from Moor­lands in South Aus­tralia, and Ian McColl, based at the New South Wales town of Koorawatha, will re­tire from their re­spec­tive posts at next month’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on No­vem­ber 20.

How­ever, both di­rec­tors are el­i­gi­ble to stand for re-elec­tion.

SPA chief ex­ec­u­tive Gra­ham Smith said the group was seek­ing mem­ber-based can­di­dates ex­pe­ri­enced in the agri­cul­tural sec­tor, par­tic­u­larly the sheep in­dus­try, with strong farm­ing knowl­edge.

“SPA has come through an ex­cit­ing 12 months, hav­ing tran­si­tioned to a com­pany lim­ited by guar­an­tee and in­ducted a new board and de­vel­oped its pol­icy com­mit­tee struc­ture,” he said.

“There have been many achieve­ments, and many chal­lenges ahead, which is why SPA needs a di­ver­sity of strate­gic thinkers who bring high­level knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence to the board.

“Can­di­dates must out­line their ca­pac­ity as a strate­gic thinker and their abil­ity to chal­lenge and sug­gest al­ter­na­tives in a col­lab­o­ra­tive man­ner.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions are re­quired to be sup­ported by a SPA State mem­ber, such as WAFarm­ers, Pas­toral­ists and Gra­ziers As­so­ci­a­tion of WA, Ag­force, NSWFarm­ers and Vic­to­rian Farm­ers Fed­er­a­tion.

Mr Smith urged bud­ding ap­pli­cants to view in­for­ma­tion out­lin­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion process at sheep­pro­duc­ be­fore ap­ply­ing.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26.

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