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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2007-08
BOArD The directors of australian Wool innovation limited, their qualifications, experience and special responsibilities as at 30 June 2008 are listed below. Mr Brian P van rooyen, ChairMan Mr van Rooyen is currently Chairman of Australian Country Spinners Pty Ltd. He is a Director of the Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd and Power Farming New Zealand Ltd. Mr van Rooyen is a former Director of Visionglow Global Ltd, New Zealand Wool Testing Authority Ltd, Norwellan Textiles Ltd, Woolstock Australia Ltd and Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd. He is a past President of the Australian Wool Processors Council and a past member of the CSIRO Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Sector Advisory Committee. Special responsibilities: Chairman of AWI – Finance & Audit Committee member – Remuneration & Appointments Committee member DiPl.MeCh.eng., Be (hons), Ph.D. Dr Abell is currently a non-executive Director of Saab Systems Pty Ltd and Pacific Marine Batteries Pty Ltd. Dr Abell is a former Director of Vision Systems Ltd (1986 to 2001) and a former Chairman of LADS Corporation Ltd (1992 to 2001). He is also a former Director of Woolstock Australia Ltd (1999 to 2002). He is also a woolgrower in the mid-North and pastoral areas of South Australia. Special responsibilities: Chair, Finance & Audit Committee – Chair, Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Committee B.v.sC. (hons), Ph.D., aaaC (Wa) Dr Bell is currently Professor of Animal Production Systems at Murdoch University in eastern Australia, involving teaching and research at undergraduate and post-graduate level. He has been a private consultant with sheep growers in south-western Australia since 1983 and he has long-standing experience in international livestock development and management projects as well as Australian sheep research promotion. He is a practical and respected scientist familiar with the requirements of both farming and science communities. He was a sheep cereal zone consultant representative on the farmer advisory committees of the former Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation (AWRAP). special responsibilities: AWI representative on Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) – Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Committee member Dr Kevin J Bell Dr Chris J aBell M.agr. sC, MBa, FaiCD, FaiM, FaisT (aPPoinTeD 24 aPril 2008) Mr Boundy is a professional non-executive director and strategy consultant, with particular expertise in international marketing. His last full time role embraced the international marketing of Australia as Managing Director of Tourism Australia. Ken is an agricultural scientist who spent the early part of his career as a Research Agronomist and Regional Director of Agriculture in Victoria. Subsequent leadership roles in the private sector have included global marketing and operations in the wine, food and building materials industries. He is currently a Director of Horticulture Australia, Dexion, Acelero and Tarkine Wilderness. Special responsibilities: Chair, Remuneration & Appointments Committee – Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Committee member BeC, Ca, F.Fin, MaiCD (aPPoinTeD 24 aPril 2008) Ms Clubb has experience as a senior executive and company director in the finance and funds management sector. She is currently a director of Elders Rural Bank and the Beef CRC, the Deputy Chair of the Rice Marketing Board of NSW and holds other public and private sector directorships. She is a former managing director of AMP Banking in New Zealand and held a number of senior management roles within the AMP Group, Citibank, Prudential Assurance Company Australia Ltd and Hambros Australia Ltd. Her international experience also included assignments in China and the UK. Special responsibilities: Finance & Audit Committee member Mr roger FleTCher (eleCTeD 14 noveMBer 2007) Mr Fletcher is the Managing Director of Fletcher International Exports Pty Limited (Dubbo Abattoirs) New South Wales, and Fletcher International WA (Narrikup Abattoirs) Western Australia. He is Chairman of the Australian Processors Council (National and NSW State Export Lamb, Sheep and Goat Industries Council), and Director of the CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation, and Director of the Australian Meat Industry Council. Special responsibilities: Finance & Audit Committee member Mr Charles (ChiCK) olsson (eleCTeD 14 noveMBer 2007) Mr Charles (Chick) Olsson is part of the Olsson family group of companies, known for their agricultural and salt mining interests throughout Australia. His business career has essentially been involved in business management and marketing roles. Mr Olsson runs fine wool Merinos at ‘Royal Oak‘ Goulburn NSW. Special responsibilities: Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Committee member CoMPany seCreTaries The company secretaries are Mr L Targ (former Director, CEO and senior executive in the defence and aerospace industries with particular experience in strategic business development, mergers and acquisitions, contracting, finance and audit ), Mr C Chapman (Barrister and Solicitor, Dip Law, Dip CM, Dip CD, FCIS, FAICD, MBA (UNE)) and Ms S Palmer (Barrister and Solicitor, Dip Law, MAICD). 12 ANNUAL AWI 07/08 Ms roByn CluBB Mr Ken BounDy aM, BsC, PhD., FraCi, FTs, FaiCD (aPPoinTeD 24 aPril 2008) Dr Keniry is one of Australian agribusiness’s most experienced and respected company directors and brings global business experience to the Board. Among his many public and private sector board roles he is Chair of Ridley Corporation Limited, Biosignal Limited, The Institute for Trade Skills Excellence, the Sheep Industry Innovation CRC, and the Pork CRC, and a board member of the Australian Farm Institute, the NSW Environment Protection Authority and Innovation Australia. Among his previous roles, he is a Past-President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, former Chair of The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation and of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, and is a former member of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering & Innovation Council. He was a director of Woolstock Australia Limited, and chaired WoolPoll 2000, 2003 and 2006, and the 2005 Commonwealth Review of the Live Animal Export Industry. He owns a mixed farming and fine wool property in Central Western NSW. Special responsibilities: Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Mr WalTer B MerriMan Mr Merriman is Managing Director of the Merryville Stud. He oversees extensive commercial pastoral interests giving him broad farming and grazing experience. Mr Merriman has served on several industry boards, including National Woolgrower Forum, Major Woolgrowers Group and is past- president of both NSW and Australian Stud Merino associations. Special responsibilities: Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Dr John Keniry
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