AWI needs to show good governance says WAFarmers

Wool-3The results are in from the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) director elections, with WAFarmers congratulating Mr Don Macdonald, Ms Colette Garnsey and Mr James Morgan on their appointments.

WAFarmers Livestock Section Vice President Steve McGuire said the Board now needed to show good governance and strong leadership, in the wake of recent controversial activities.

“With the appointment of these directors, it is expected that industry will see improved accountability and transparency in operations and procedures at AWI,” Mr McGuire said.

“While it was unusual for WAFarmers to specifically recommend individual candidates, recent controversial activities prompted the organisation to encourage wool growers to vote for Mr Macdonald given his intention to really drive forward changes and challenge current structures and activities.

“WAFarmers looks forward to increased involvement with AWI, and to seeing how the new Board will deliver on their strategy of increasing international competition, sustainability and profitability for the Australian wool industry.”

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