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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2017-18
AWI BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Directors of Australian Wool Innovation Limited, their qualifications, experience and special responsibilities as at 30 June 2018 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. MS COLETTE GARNSEY OAM; DEPUTY CHAIR OF AWI Experience and expertise: Ms Garnsey has 38 years of retail, wholesale, distribution and marketing experience with Australia’s top brands in multiple geographies. Currently she is Non Executive Director of Flight Centre Travel Group and TTIPAC advisor to the Federal Government. Previously Ms Garnsey was executive director at Premier Investments’s The Just Group, and in senior executive positions at David Jones and Pacific Brands. She has had over 30 years’ experience in department stores and has dealt with globally successful brands and designers bringing many to Australia. Ms Garnsey has also been Advisory Board member of CSIRO 1997-2001; Advisory Board member Australian Government Innovation Council 2010-2012; Director Australian Fashion Week 1998-2009; Judge Veuve Clicquot Business Women of the Year 2008- 2014. Special responsibilities: Chair, Remuneration & Appointments Committee MR JOCK LAURIE Experience and expertise: Mr Laurie and his family operate an agricultural business in northern NSW. 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. Special responsibilities: Finance & Audit Committee member Science & Welfare Committee member. MR DON MACDONALD Experience and expertise: Don Macdonald has been involved in the wool industry since 1975 as a wool classer, shearer, wool broker and grower. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of wool production, harvesting, marketing and logistics. As Managing Director of Macdonald & Co Woolbrokers in Dubbo, NSW, he has developed strong business skills and enduring relationships with the grower sector and the downstream exporting and processing sector. He has farming interests at Brewarrina, where he also operates a CRT outlet, Tilpa and Molong in NSW. Mr Macdonald has served as a Director on AWEX, Chairman of the Inland Wool Brokers Association, member of Industry Service Advisory Committee and member of NSW Farmers Wool Committee. Special responsibilities: Finance & Audit 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 industrial producers a raw material which is both cost effective and eco-friendly. Special responsibilities: Chair, Science & Welfare Committee Finance & Audit Committee member. 6 UP FRONT
AWI Annual Report 2016-17