Election of Directors

The Board of the Australian Wine Research Institute

The AWRI’s Constitution provides that there will be not less than seven nor more than 11 Directors. Six of those directors are nominated and/or elected by organisations that pay the Wine Grapes Levy. Levy payer elected directors should, in addition to their other duties and responsibilities, provide an industry perspective to the direction and priorities of AWRI’s RDE&C activities. Up to four Special Qualification Directors possessing complementary skills can also be appointed. The only Executive Director is the Managing Director.

The process of electing directors to the AWRI Board is available from here.

AWRI Board elections 2017

A nomination process was conducted in July 2017 for candidates to fill vacant positions on the AWRI Board for 2018. More than one candidate was nominated in the small (<2,000 tonnes) and medium (2,001 – 50,00 tonnes) levy payer categories. In accordance with Schedule 1 of the AWRI Constitution an election is required to determine the Director in the small and medium levy payer categories.

The nominated candidates are:

Small category

John Harvey of Bathe Wines

Gary Baldwin of Handpicked Wines and Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd

Medium category

Kim Horton of Willow Bridge Estate

Wendy Cameron, Winemaking Consultant

The election for both categories will be conducted electronically with assistance from Elections Australia Pty Ltd. Voting instructions will be sent to all small and medium levy payers in the week commencing 21 August 2017. Voting will close at 5 pm, Friday, 8 September 2017. Candidate profiles are available below. If you do not receive voting instructions and believe you are eligible to vote, please contact the Returning Officer, Shiralee Dodd, shiralee.dodd@awri.com.au .

Candidate profiles – small category

Candidate profiles – medium category