Na­tional vi­gnerons seek chair­man

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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