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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2008-09
Dr Meredith Sheil MBBS FRACP Ph.D. Dr Sheil is a specialist paediatrician with over 20 years experience working in intensive medicine and research with children. She is also a commercial woolgrower and a Medical and Veterinary Research Scientist who has extensive experience dealing with the health and welfare of children and animals undergoing surgical and non surgical procedures. Dr Sheil was responsible for inventing/developing a wound anaesthetic for lambs undergoing mulesing and, in conjunction with Sydney University Veterinary School, is currently pursuing research into the development of similar practical and affordable pain relief medications for on-farm use in livestock industries. This work is supported by a linkage grant from the Australian Research Council. Dr Sheil is a local government councilor, and is an Honorary Associate of the University of Sydney Veterinary School. Member of the Marketing & Intellectual Property Committee and On-Farm RDI Scientific & Welfare Committee. Mr Brian P van Rooyen Mr van Rooyen is currently Chairman of Australian Country Spinners Pty Ltd and a Director of PFG Australia Pty Ltd and Power Farming New Zealand Ltd. He is a former Director of Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd. Member of the Remuneration & Appointments Committee. Mr David Webster 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 has very strong views on upholding the rights of farmers without undue regulation and impediments to running their businesses. Mr Webster places high priority on giving value to shareholders, particularly for compulsory levy payers. He is also a Director of Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd. Member of the Finance & Audit Committee and Remuneration & Appointments Committee. Company Secretary The company secretary is Ms S C Myers (BA, LLB, FCIS). Refer to page 31 for details of the experience of Ms Myers. The Board of AWI The Board continued to meet regularly during 2008/09. The number of Board members permanently reduced from nine to eight members from November 2009. A number of AWI Board committees monitor and guide specific activities. These committees assist the Board to effectively implement, monitor and enforce appropriate corporate governance throughout the Company. A report on corporate governance is on page 28. There are currently four Board committees: • Finance & Audit Committee - chaired by Chick Olsson • Marketing & Intellectual Property Committee - chaired by Chick Olsson • Science & Welfare Committee - chaired by George Falkiner • Remuneration & Appointments Committee - chaired by Roger Fletcher The objectives and responsibilities of the Board committees is set out in the Charter of the Committees of the Board available on the AWI website www.wool.com and from the AWI Helpline on 1800 070 099. UP FRONT
AWI Annual Report 2007-08
AWI Annual Report 2009-10