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 here.

Nominations open for AWRI Board positions for 2021

Nominations are sought for three levy payer elected Director positions on the AWRI Board which will become vacant on 31 December 2020. Wine grapes levy payers in the small (<2,000 tonnes), medium (2,001 – 50,000 tonnes) and large (50,001+ tonnes) producer categories are called on to nominate suitably qualified candidates for the vacant positions.

In the event that more than one nomination is received for a particular category, an election will be held in August/September 2020 and further information will be published at the time.

Successful candidates will take office on 1 January 2021 for a term of three years. Nominations close on Friday, 14 August at 5:00 pm CST. A nomination form including an explanatory guide is available here.

If you require further information, please contact the Returning Officer, Shiralee Dodd at returningofficer@awri.com.au.