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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2008-09
AWI Board of Directors The Directors of Australian Wool Innovation Limited, their qualifications, experience and special responsibilities as at 30 June 2009 are listed below. Wal Roger Kevin George Laurence Chick Meredith Brian David Merriman Fletcher Bell Falkiner Modiano Olsson Sheil van Rooyen Webster Mr Walter B Merriman, AWI Chairman 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. : Member of the Remuneration & Appointments Committee, Marketing & Intellectual Property Committee and On-Farm RDI Scientific & Welfare Committee. Mr Roger Fletcher, AWI Deputy Chairman Mr Fletcher is the Managing Director of Fletcher International Exports Pty Limited (Dubbo Abattoirs and Wool Scour & Top Making Plant) New South Wales, and Fletcher International WA (Narrikup Abattoirs) Western Australia. He is also a wheat and wool farmer. He is Chairman of the National Export Lamb, Sheep and Goat Industries Council and Director of the Australian Meat Industry Council and former Director of Sheep CRC Ltd. : Chairman of the Remuneration & Appointments Committee and Member of the Finance & Audit Committee. Dr Kevin J Bell B.V.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., AAAC (WA) Dr Bell is Professor of Animal Production Systems at Murdoch University in Western Australia and has been a private consultant with sheep growers in South-western Australia since 1983. He has long-standing experience in international livestock development and management projects, as well as Australian sheep research promotion and facilitation. He is a practical and respected scientist familiar with the requirements of both farming and science communities. Dr Bell retired from the Board with effect from 1 November 2009. : Member of the On-Farm RDI Scientific & Welfare Committee. Mr George B S Falkiner BCom, OPM (Harvard Business School) Mr Falkiner is the Principal and Managing Director of Haddon Rig Pty Ltd, an extensive cropping and grazing property in Central Western NSW, and home to the renowned Peppin Merino Stud. Through Haddon Rig, Mr Falkiner has assisted more than 300 professional woolgrowers in remaining industry-competitive, with a focus on market specifications and efficiency. Mr Falkiner is a member of the NSW Government Agricultural Ministerial Advisory Committee; and a past Board member of Sothebys auction house and George Brown electronics. : Chairman of the On-Farm RDI Scientific & Welfare Committee and Member of the Marketing & Intellectual Property Committee and Finance & Audit Committee. Mr Laurence Modiano Mr Modiano is a Director and shareholder of G. Modiano Limited, an international wool trading and processing company, owned and run by his family since 1957. Mr Modiano has spent his entire working career with the company, which has a respected name in the wool industry, as well as being a top-ten buyer of Australian wool in recent years. G. Modiano Limited is the largest wool processor in Europe. Member of the Marketing & Intellectual Property Committee. Mr Charles (Chick) Olsson BEc, MAICD Mr 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 in NSW. Chairman of the Finance & Audit Committee and Marketing & Intellectual Property Committee, and Member of the Remuneration & Appointments Committee. UP FRONT
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