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Wool Stocktake : Annual Report 2006-07
AWI STAFF During 2006/07, the Company continued with the development and implementation of an integrated human resources strategy. The purpose of the strategy is to ensure that the Company has the right people with the skill sets required for AWI to meet its strategic plan. With the pool of skilled people contracting, two of the major goals of AWI’s workforce strategy are staff retention and succession planning. AWI continued with various established human resource initiatives including: –Occupational Health and Safety, with the O HS Committee conducting audits and discussing relevant topics; –Regular performance reviews; –An induction program which includes a comprehensive introduction to employees of company policies, O HS and IT systems; –Recruitment and selection of the best available staff. At 30 June 2007, AWI had a total of 94 staff members. AWI employees are located in Sydney and overseas in Shanghai, Hong Kong, New Yo r k , New Delhi, Italy and the UK. Executive Team chief executive officer [FROM JAnuARY 2007] Craig Welsh Craig Welsh was appointed as CEO to position AWI and the Australian wool industry within the global apparel market place. The company has advanced into the business of marketing its post-farm innovations to its global business partners and Craig, with his business and marketing experience, will continue to drive this strategy to the beneﬁt of Australian woolgrowers. Craig was most recently the General Manager of Marketing for Myer Stores Limited, but prior to this demonstrated commercial success in a variety of general management roles, including National Marketing Manager at Puma Australia, CEO of Clarks Shoes, and Group General Manager of the Colorado Group’s Dianna Ferrari, Jag and DKNY divisions. He has extensive executive experience covering wholesale, retail, research and development, supply chain, mergers and acquisitions. His extremely strong work history in the marketing and general management of diversiﬁed branded apparel companies, alongside retail companies in Australia and leading multinationals, will take AWI in a marketing direction for the future. deputy chief executive officer And compAny secretAry Les Targ Les Targ is responsible for coordination of the integration of AWI with Australian Wool Services Limited. He also has managerial responsibility for the AWI corporate services of legal, contracting, IP management, company secretarial and human resources. For the major part of the year, Les was also responsible for the wool harvesting program and managing the Wool and Sheep Industry Taskforce Secretariat defending the Australian wool industry against animal rights activists’ call for an international boycott of Australian wool. Les has 28 years of senior management experience as a company director, CEO and senior executive. Prior to joining AWI, Les held directorships and senior executive positions in the Australian defence and aerospace industries, including ten years with ADI Limited, a high technology defence systems and engineering company.
AWI Annual Report 2007-08