MLA Board pared to nine members

04 May 2018

The Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Board will be pared from ten to nine members, with two Directors to be recruited for election at this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The decision follows an annual assessment of the skills and experience of the MLA Board and the separate resignations last month of two non-executive Directors, George Scott and Allister Watson.

MLA’s constitution and funding arrangements require that it has a skills-based board and the company’s constitution requires a third of the non-executive Directors to retire each year. The Board’s decision to reduce the number of non-executive Directors to eight, means there is a need to recruit two Directors in 2018.

As a skills-based Board and in line with specific requirements, candidates with extensive skills and experience in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Strategic marketing, consumer and brand development and product management experience, at a domestic and international level.
  • Nutrition, food science and value adding.

All candidates must have a genuine interest in, and a broad understanding of, the Australian red meat and livestock industry, strong business acumen and financial literacy. A sound understanding of good governance and well-developed communication skills ensuring a collaborative approach are highly regarded.

Following a rigorous selection process, the two successful nominees will be recommended for election by MLA members at the company’s AGM to be held in Canberra on 21 November 2018.

Board appointments are for a period of three years, with retiring Directors eligible to nominate for re-election.

Applications close 1 June 2018. For more information about the MLA Board, the selection process and format and deadlines for applications, please visit www.mla.com.au/directorguidelines.  

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