WoolProducers Australia remind eligible voters to take the time to vote in this year's election. Five nominations were received for the three open positions on the Executive of the nation’s peak body for woolgrowers.
The ballot opened in early October, with eligible woolgrowers being sent information from their State Farm Organisations on how to participate.
President Steve Harrison said, “eligible nominations were received from Helen Carrigan, Vic; Angus Hobson, NSW, Simon Riddle, Vic and Skye Ward, NSW, along with incumbent Independent Director, Stacey Lugsdin, NSW.”
Candidate statements were sent with the voting instructions and are published on WoolProducers website.
Mr Harrison said, “I urge all eligible growers to read these statements and consider who will best represent your interests in terms of policy setting and advocacy on behalf of industry before you vote.”
All wool growers who are direct members of WoolProducers Australia or are members of a State Farm Organisation that is affiliated with WoolProducers Australia, which includes NSW Farmers Association, Victorian Farmers Federation, AgForce Qld, Livestock SA, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association and WA Farmers are eligible to vote.
Voting closes Friday, 3 November with results to be declared at the 2023 WPA Annual General Meeting on 9 November, 2023.
Further information can be obtained from the WoolProducers Australia office via firstname.lastname@example.org or on the website https://www.woolproducers.com.au/director-elections
WoolProducers Australia contacts:
Jo Hall, CEO
0488 554 811
Steve Harrison, President
0427 468 303
About WoolProducers’ Australia
WoolProducers plays a critical role in working closely with companies and entities funded by woolgrower funds including compulsory levies or fees for service.
Its mission is to develop constructive and profitable outcomes for woolgrowers nationally.
The agency is responsible for appointing a director to each of the Australian Wool Exchange and the Australia Wool
Testing Authority, promoting good corporate governance and ensuring that the interests of growers are met.
WoolProducers maintains a working relationship with Australian Wool Innovation as the voice of woolgrower shareholders. It aims to contribute to AWI’s programs for the benefit of growers, promoting responsible use of levy funds and ensuring good corporate governance.
WoolProducers is the sole wool industry member of Animal Health Australia, and as such, carries a significant responsibility for decision making on behalf of the industry in the event of an emergency animal disease outbreak.
As the only wool grower organisation with membership of the National Farmers’ Federation, WoolProducers is responsible for providing key policy advice on behalf of our members, and other wool growers, to Australia’s peak farm body.
WoolProducers also works closely with the Federal Government Departments on key issues such as animal health and welfare, biosecurity, pest management control, natural resource management, drought preparedness, emergency animal disease outbreak preparedness and industry development, including research, trade and logistics.