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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2014-15
The Directors of Australian Wool Innovation Limited, their qualifications, experience and special responsibilities as at 30 June 2015 are listed below. CHAIRMAN OF AWI 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. Mr Merriman also has strong links with the Italian wool industry. Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Science & Welfare Committee member Finance & Audit Committee member. BACHELOR APPLIED SCIENCE (AG), GRAD DIP ED Mr Cocking is presently Managing Director of Riverina Wool Testers, an accredited member of the International Association of Wool Textile Laboratories. Mr Cocking has 25 years' experience in the wool industry as a business manager and commercial wool grower. Mr Cocking is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a broad knowledge of key stakeholders in the wool industry and strong business, financial management and R&D skills. Science & Welfare Committee member. OAM Ms Garnsey is Executive Director at Premier Investments' The Just Group. She is a member of the Trade & Investment Policy Advisory Council (TIPAC). Ms Garnsey has previously been a board member of the Melbourne Fashion Festival (since 2006), a judge of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year, a Committee member of CEW, and also a Committee member of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Innovation Council (since 2010). She has had more than 30 years' experience in retail and was formerly in senior management at Pacific Brands, and David Jones Limited for more than 20 years holding the position of Group General Manager. Ms Garnsey has had many years of manufacturing, wholesale and distribution experience. She has spent several years in consultancy across design, retail and manufacturing for various companies within the Textile, Clothing and Retail industries in addition to spending three years as an Advisory Board member of the CSIRO Textile, Clothing Footwear & Leather (TCF&L) Sector Advisory committee. Chair, Remuneration & Appointments Committee Board Nomination Committee member. Mr Morgan is presently the Managing Director of the Mutooroo Pastoral Company, which operates an extensive pastoral Merino and Beef Cattle enterprise in the North East region of South Australia. Additionally, he operates Outalpa Station with his wife and children, and administers a large livestock enterprise in the Hunter Valley region of NSW. Mr Morgan has over 30 years' experience in pastoral and high rainfall wool production, and on-shore marketing. Being a committed commercial woolgrower, Mr Morgan has a strong faith in the industry and in wool's natural ability to offer the world's textile and industrial producers a raw material which is both cost effective and eco-friendly. Finance & Audit Committee member. MBBS FRACP PhD GAICD Dr Sheil is a specialist Paediatrician, Medical and Veterinary Research Scientist, Honorary Associate of the Sydney University Veterinary School, and a Commercial Woolgrower. Dr Sheil was responsible for inventing / developing a wound anaesthetic for lambs undergoing mulesing and is currently pursuing research into the development of similar practical and affordable pain relief medications for livestock, companion animals and humans. Dr Sheil is a local government councillor, Deputy Mayor of Hunter's Hill Council and a Graduate of The Australian Institute of Company Directors. Chair, Science & Welfare Committee. Mr van Rooyen is currently Chairman of Australian Country Spinners Pty Ltd and a Director of PFG Australia Pty Ltd, Cologix Inc (USA) and Power Farming New Zealand Ltd. He was formerly a Director of Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd, Norwellan Textiles Ltd, Woolstock Australia Ltd and Spinrite Inc. He has had extensive experience in wool processing, sales and marketing. Finance & Audit Committee member Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Science & Welfare Committee member Board Nomination Committee member. Mr Webster has spent his working life putting together a wool growing, livestock and cropping enterprise. A keen student of economics, he is a strong advocate of private enterprise commerciality and competition. He advocates upholding the rights of farmers without undue regulation and impediments to running their businesses. Mr Webster places a high priority on giving value to shareholders, particularly for compulsory levy payers. Mr Webster is Chairman of iron ore resources company Athena Resources Limited. He is also a Director of Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd. Chair, Finance & Audit Committee Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Science & Welfare Committee member. The Company Secretary is Mr Jim Story BA, LLB, FGIA. UP FRONT
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