Webster stands again for AWI

The West Australian
David Webster.
Camera IconDavid Webster. Credit: The West Australian

WA farmer David Webster will stand for re-election to his position on the Australian Wool Innovation board at its annual general meeting on November 20.

The AWI constitution stipulates at least a third of the board, currently made up of seven members, must retire from their positions every two years.

Incumbent directors Wal Merriman and Mr Webster will retire and re-stand for election, while director Brian van Rooyen will not stand again after serving on the board since 2002.

AWI chairman Mr Merriman thanked and paid tribute to Mr van Rooyen, saying he had "brought significant experience, insight and business acumen to the AWI board over many years and the board wishes him well in his future endeavours".

One outside board nominee has achieved the necessary 100 valid shareholder signatures as verified by the AWI share registry, managed by Link Market Services, and will now stand as a candidate for the 2015 AWI board election.

This nominee is Jock Laurie, a past president of the NSW Farmers' Association and the National Farmers' Federation.

The AWI board nomination committee will assess the skills of the candidates as required under the statutory funding agreement with the Federal Government.

The nomination committee will deliver its report to the AWI board and the report will be appended to the notice of annual general meeting as part of the AWI shareholder voting pack.

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