National vignerons seek chairman
AUSTRALIAN Vignerons – which represents Australian wine grape growers – is searching for a new, independent chairman.
The Vignerons’ board has called for expressions of interest from people suitably qualified to fill the role.
The chairman is responsible for leading the board’s strategic direction and ensuring a good working relationship between board, staff and wine grape growers.
The organisation has recently put in place reforms to its membership and constitution in moves designed to provide better value for members.
It also wants a more cohesive and collaborative relationship with other wine industry organisations.
“As the national peak body representing winegrowers, and actively pursuing positive advocacy and biosecurity outcomes for all in the wine sector, AV is now in the process of rebuilding, and it is a positive and exciting time,” a spokesman said.
“The Vignerons’ constitution stipulates that the board must call for regular expressions of interest in the position of independent chair.
“The position will require attendance at AV Board meetings, and also at strategic and wine industry meetings to represent AV.” The organisation is based in Adelaide. The spokesman said a successful applicant would possess a strong strategic ability, corporate and business leadership and sound knowledge of corporate governance.
The organisation pays a sitting fee for what is expected to be a commitment of 30 days a year.
Applications close on September 29.