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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2009-10
The Directors of Australian Wool Innovation Limited, their qualifications, experience and special responsibilities as at 30 June 2010 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. Also, Mr Merriman has strong links with the Italian wool industry. Remuneration & Appointments Committee member On-Farm RDI Scientific & Welfare Committee member. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF AWI 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. Chair, Remuneration & Appointments Committee Finance & Audit Committee member. BCOMM, 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 NSW, and home to the renowned Peppin Merino Stud. Through Haddon Rig Pty Ltd, 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 Sotheby's auction house and George Brown electronics. Chair, On-Farm RDI Scientific & Welfare Committee Finance & Audit Committee member. 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. Chair, Finance & Audit Committee Remuneration & Appointments Committee member. MBBS FRACP PHD 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 councillor, and is an Honorary Associate of the University of Sydney Veterinary School. On-Farm RDI Scientific & Welfare Committee member. 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. Finance & Audit Committee member Remuneration & Appointments Committee member On-Farm RDI Scientific & Welfare 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 has very strong views on 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. He is also a Director of Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd. Finance & Audit Committee member Remuneration & Appointments Committee member. The Company Secretary is Ms Sally Holmes (BSc., LLB (Hons), Dip Leg Prac, GAICD, Unrestricted Legal Practising Certificate). UP FRONT
AWI Annual Report 2008-09
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