Director Elections

The comprehensive search and selection process of new board directors ensures the board comprises a diverse set of skills, experience and personal attributes. Nominated director candidates stand for election at the Annual General Meeting.

Current elections

Dairy Australia Board

Applications for two farmer director candidates through the board selection process have closed for 2024. Nominees will be announced later this year prior to the Dairy Australia 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

GippsDairy Board

GippsDairy is currently accepting applications for two Specialist and two Farmer Director positions on the GippsDairy Board. Learn more.

Murray Dairy Board

Murray Dairy is recruiting for one Farmer Director and two Specialist Skills Directors on the Murray Dairy Board. Learn more.

Dairy Australia Board selection process

The Dairy Australia Board selection process is overseen by the Board Selection Committee (BSC). The committee’s role is to identify and nominate candidates that provide the board collectively with the appropriate balance of skills and experience in relation to the business and strategy of Dairy Australia. This ensures candidates are rigorously assessed against the skills needed for a director position following an open and transparent application process.  
The BSC is a standing committee appointed for a 12-month period that comprises five members – two representatives from each of Dairy Australia’s Group B members (Australian Dairy Farmers and the Australian Dairy Products Federation) to represent the dairy industry, along with a director of Dairy Australia (not standing for re-election) as the chair.  
After assessing the applications received and interviewing candidates, the BSC recommends one candidate for each director vacancy for endorsement by the board. Candidates then stand for election at the Annual General Meeting as Dairy Australia Board nominees.  
A Pre-Selection Committee (PSC) assists with selection of farmer milk producer candidates. The PSC comprises three members appointed by Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) who will provide a short list of milk producer candidates to the BSC for consideration.  

Candidates who wish to nominate separately to Dairy Australia's board selection process can submit their nomination in writing to the Dairy Australia Company Secretary Martin Bede (via email). The nomination must be supported by signatures from at least 100 Dairy Australia Group A members. The signatures must be accompanied by the full name, business name, and address of each signatory. Completed nominations must be received by 31 August 2024.

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