Dairy Australia is calling for nominations to fill three vacancies on its Board of Directors, in preparation for elections that will be held at its annual general meeting in November.
Three serving directors' board terms are expiring this year.
Chair Jeff Odgers and Professor Paul Wood have indicated that they will be re-standing for election; Mrs Jan West has indicated that she will be retiring from the Board.
In line with Dairy Australia's Constitution, one of the vacant positions must be filled by a milk producer, with the other vacancies requiring a director with skills in agribusiness, innovation and adoption and one with extensive experience in finance, auditing and risk management.
All levy payers have recently been informed of the call for nominations through a letter sent by the chair of the Dairy Australia board selection committee David Lord, which outlined the election process.
Mr Lord said Dairy Australia's board skills matrix stated the board must comprise of a mix of skills that represented all sections of the industry.
"With the industry going through particularly tough times, there has never been a more important time to get involved and we are looking for new leaders from right across the supply chain, to take up critical roles in helping dairy meet the challenges we are facing," Mr Lord said.
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