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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2012-13
The Directors of Australian Wool Innovation Limited, their qualifications, experience and special responsibilities as at 30 June 2013 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. Mr Merriman also has strong links with the Italian wool industry. Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Science & Welfare Committee member Finance & Audit Committee member Board Nomination Committee member. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF AWI Mr Fletcher is the Managing Director of Fletcher International Exports Pty Limited (Dubbo Abattoirs) New South Wales, and Fletcher International WA (Narrikup Abattoirs) Western Australia. He is also a wheat, cotton and wool farmer. He is Deputy Chairman of the National Export Lamb, Sheep and Goat Industries Council and sits on the Board of Infrastructure NSW. Remuneration & Appointments Committee member (resigned as Committee Chair on 21 November 2012) Finance & Audit Committee member Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Board Nomination 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 former member of the NSW Government Agricultural Ministerial Advisory Committee, and a past Board member of Sotheby's auction house and George Brown electronics. Chair, Science & Welfare Committee Finance & Audit Committee member. OAM Ms Garnsey is Core Brands Director at Premier Investments, previously Group General Manager at Pacific Brands Underwear Group. She is a board member of the L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival (since 2006), a judge of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year, a Committee member of CEW, and until recently was a Committee member of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Innovation Council (since 2010). She has had over 30 years' experience in retail and was formerly in senior management at David Jones Limited for over 20 years most recently holding the position of Group General Manager. Ms Garnsey has also had five years manufacturing, wholesale and distribution experience and spent three years in consultancy across design, retail and manufacturing for various companies within the Textile, Clothing and Retail industries in addition to spending three years as an Advisory Board member of the CSIRO Textile, Clothing Footwear & Leather (TCF&L) Sector Advisory committee. Chair, Remuneration & Appointments Committee (appointed as Committee Chair on 21 November 2012). MBBS FRACP PhD GAICD Dr Sheil is a specialist Paediatrician, Medical and Veterinary Research Scientist, Honorary Associate of the Sydney University Veterinary School, and a Commercial Woolgrower. Dr Sheil was responsible for inventing / developing a wound anaesthetic for lambs undergoing mulesing and is currently pursuing research into the development of similar practical and affordable pain relief medications for livestock, companion animals and humans. Dr Sheil is a local government councillor, Deputy Mayor of Hunter's Hill Council and a Graduate of The Australian Institute of Company Directors. Science & Welfare Committee member. Mr van Rooyen is currently Chairman of Australian Country Spinners Pty Ltd and a Director of PFG Australia Pty Ltd, Cologix Inc (USA) and Power Farming New Zealand Ltd. He was formerly a Director of Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd, Norwellan Textiles Ltd, Woolstock Australia Ltd and Spinrite Inc. He has had extensive experience in wool processing, sales and marketing. Finance & Audit Committee member Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Science & 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. Mr Webster is Chairman of iron ore resources company Athena Resources Limited. He is also a Director of Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd. Chair, Finance & Audit Committee Remuneration & Appointments Committee member Science & Welfare Committee member. The Company Secretary is Mr Jim Story BA, LLB, FCIS. UP FRONT
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