Dairy Australia selects two board nominees
DAIRY Australia has announced two nominees who will stand for board election as non-executive directors at the annual general meeting, to be held this November.
Both positions called for directors with milk producer skills.
Graeme Nicoll, who was appointed to the Dairy Australia board earlier this year to fill a casual vacancy, has been nominated as a director - as has Heywood based farmer, Tania Luckin.
Graeme has worked in the dairy industry for 20 years.
In partnership with his wife Gillian, he has managed a successful dairy business in Gippsland for the past 15 years, and currently milks approximately 300 cows.
Graeme served on the board of the GippsDairy Regional Development Program for five years and was chair of that board for two years.
He has also provided inputs to various scientific initiatives for the dairy industry, and has served as a member of the DPI’s “Dairy Directions Project” steering committee and the Dairy Co-operative Research Centre’s “Pasture Genomics Project” steering committee.
Graeme was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship in 2010 which enabled him to further his knowledge of dairy farming systems and enhance his network of national and international agricultural contacts, which assists him in keeping abreast of the latest technological developments in the dairy industry.
He has formal science qualifications and earlier in his career, he worked as a horticulturist and in the soil science division of CSIRO.
Tania Luckin has been nominated for the other vacant position.
Tania has been farming for 20 years in Australia, and together with her husband Stephen and their farm team, operates a 500 cow dairy farm in South West Victoria.
Tania has owned and operated a number of dairy farms of varying sizes and farming systems in both South West Victoria and South Australia.
She has been actively involved in industry projects and governance, and served on the Bonlac Supply Company board from 2014 – 2016.
Tania is currently a member of the board of the WestVic Dairy Regional Development Program and a member of the Dairy Industry Advocacy Review Team.
She has formal qualifications in agriculture and business management, and has won several awards for business management for her dairy farm and a retail business she operated for five years.
Dairy Australia invited applications for the vacancies earlier this year.
All candidates will require more than 50 per cent of the votes cast at the Dairy Australia 2017 annual general meeting to be elected.
EXPERIENCE: Dairy Australia has elected two nominees to stand for board positions at the November AGM. Southern Victorian farmer, Tania Luckin – pictured here with her husband Stephen, is one of the two. Gippsland based farmer Graeme Nicoll is the...