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.

Upcoming election

Do you want to shape the future of the dairy industry? The Dairy Australia Board is currently seeking two farmer directors to fill upcoming vacancies.

Elections for these vacant positions will be held at the 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

The board invites farmers with an interest in advancing the dairy industry to consider applying to become a director. As a Dairy Australia farmer director with milk producer (farming) skills, your strategic contribution will help to shape a profitable and sustainable dairy industry.

How to apply

To apply through the board selection process, download the applicant information pack below. Applications close at 5pm on 31 May 2024. 

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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