Nominations open for AWRI Board positions

Nominations are sought for three levy payer-elected Director positions on the AWRI Board, which will become vacant on 31 December 2014. The AWRI’s Constitution provides that there will be not fewer than seven nor more than eleven Directors. Six of those directors are nominated and/or elected by organisations that pay the Wine Grapes Levy (levy payers). Nominations close on Friday, 26 September 2014 at 5:00 pm.

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. This is an excellent opportunity for an interested candidate to become involved in the Australian wine industry’s own R&D organisation and provide a ‘coalface’ perspective on the direction and priorities of the AWRI’s research, development, extension and commercialisation activities. In the event that more than one nomination is received for a particular category, an election will be held. Levy payers in that particular category will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidate. If an election is necessary, it will be held in October/November 2014 and further information will be published at the time. Successful candidates will take office on 1 January 2015 for a term of three years. All levy payers will be sent an explanatory letter and nomination form via email in the first week of September. Nominations close on Friday, 26 September 2014 at 5:00 pm. Nomination forms and further information on the AWRI Board and details of the nomination/election process can be found here.