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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2016-17
AWI BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Directors of Australian Wool Innovation Limited, their qualifications, experience and special responsibilities as at 30 June 2017 are listed below. MR WALTER B MERRIMAN CHAIRMAN OF AWI Experience and expertise: 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. Special responsibilities: Finance & Audit Committee member Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Science & Welfare Committee member. MR PAUL COCKING BACHELOR APPLIED SCIENCE (AG), GRAD DIP ED, MAICD Paul Cocking has over 25 years’ experience in the wool industry. He previously owned and managed Riverina Wool Testers Pty Ltd and an animal nutrition business. He also manages his own commercial wool growing properties in southern NSW. Mr Cocking is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has previous board experience including a Regional Development Board. He has a broad knowledge of key stakeholders in the wool industry and extensive industry experience. He strongly believes in a profitable and sustainable wool industry and delivering shareholders value for money, accountability, transparency along with enhanced grower engagement. Mr Cocking is a strong supporter of Research and Development and believes in its ongoing importance to the long term prosperity of the wool industry. Special responsibilities: Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Science & Welfare Committee member. MS COLETTE GARNSEY OAM Experience and expertise: 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. Special responsibilities: Chair, Remuneration & Appointments Committee MR JOCK LAURIE Experience and expertise: After working as a jackaroo in Victoria and southern NSW, Mr Laurie returned to the family grazing business in 1979, and continued working in it until 2000. Since then, he and his family have been operating a farming business that consists of wool, lamb, beef and grain on properties at Walcha, Bendemeer and Gunnedah. Mr Laurie has also been actively involved in agricultural policy and lobbying since 2000. He spent four years as President of the NSW Farmers Association and two and a half years as President of the National Farmers Federation. During this period, he gained experience and training in both corporate governance and as a director. Through his role at the National Farmers Federation, he was exposed to international trade negotiations that are very important to the profitability of Australian agriculture. Mr Laurie has long term experience in the agriculture industry, and also ten years of board and agricultural policy experience. He aims to direct his skills at driving profitability in the wool industry. Special responsibilities: Finance & Audit Committee member Science & Welfare Committee member. MR JAMES MORGAN Experience and expertise: 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 6 UP FRONT
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