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Wool Stocktake : Annual Report 2006-07
7 Australian Wool Innovation Limited 2006/07 b P vAN ROOYEN Mr van Rooyen is currently Chairman of Visionglow Global Ltd and Australian Country Spinners Pty Ltd. He is a Director of the Australian Wo ol Te sting Authority Ltd, and Power Farming New Zealand Ltd. Mr van Rooyen is a former Director of Norwellan Te xtiles Ltd, Wo olstock Australia Ltd and Bruck Te xtiles Pty Ltd. He is a past President of the Australian Wo ol Processors Council and a past member of the CSIRO Te xtiles, Clothing and Footwear Sector Advisory Committee. Special responsibilities as at 30 June 2007 Deputy Chairman of AWI; Finance & Audit Committee Chairman; Remuneration & Appointments Committee Chairman; AWI Integration Committee member. c J AbELL DIpl MEch Eng, BE ( hons ), phD Dr Abell is a South Australian businessman and woolgrower and is currently a non-executive Director of Saab Systems Pty Ltd and Paciﬁc Marine Batteries Pty Ltd. Dr Abell is a former Director of Vision Systems Ltd (1986 to 2001) and a former Chairman of LADS Corporation Ltd (1992 to 2001). He is also a former Director of Wo olstock Australia Ltd (1999 to 2002). Special responsibilities as at 30 June 2007 Finance & Audit Committee member; Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Committee member; AWI Integration Committee member. K J bELL BVsc ( hons ), phD, AAAc( WA) Dr Bell has been a consultant to sheep growers in south- western Australia since 1983. Prior to this, Dr Bell spent ﬁve years completing postgraduate research ﬁeldwork and study involving sheep enterprises and has experience in international agricultural development projects. He was sheep cereal zone consultant representative on the zone agricultural advisory committees of the former Australian Wo ol Research and Promotion Organisation (AWRAP). Dr Bell is currently Professor of Animal Production Systems at Murdoch University, overseeing the progression of an Animal Science degree program. W bmERRImAN 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 Wo olgrower Forum, Major Wo olgrowers Group and is past President of both NSW and Australian Stud Merino Breeders associations. Special responsibilities as at 30 June 2007 Remuneration & Appointments Committee member. H P NIvISON BVsc Mr Nivison is currently the Executive Chairman of Mirani Pty Ltd, a ﬁne wool stud and commercial wool production business in northern NSW. Mr Nivison is also a Director of Australasian Rural Investments Pty Ltd, a company focused on sourcing and managing high quality rural businesses for non-traditional investors. Mr Nivison is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and a registered veterinary surgeon. Special responsibilities as at 30 June 2007 Finance & Audit Committee member; Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Committee Chairman. P S SYKES Mr Sykes is currently the Managing Director of Wo olaby Australia Investments Pty Ltd, a business focusing on research, product development, marketing and retail within the wool industry. He is a consultant for Mariner Rural and Agricultural Solutions and a Director of Rylands (Humula) Pty Ltd. He is an AWI shareholder running 7,000 Merino sheep and 700 beef cattle in southern NSW. Mr Sykes has nine years experience in ﬁnancial markets with We stpac Banking Corporation in money market trading, risk management and distribution. Special responsibilities as at 30 June 2007 Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Committee member; AWI Integration Committee member. cOmPANY SEcRETARIES Leslie Mark Ta rg; Christopher Maitland Chapman Dip Law, DipCM, Dip CD, FCIS, FAICD, MBA.
AWI Annual Report 2007-08