WoolProducers has identified a gap in industry representative capacity building within the Australian wool industry. In order to address this gap, WPA pursued and were successful in obtaining a grant under the Commonwealth Government’s Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund.
WoolProducers President, Richard Halliday said ‘While there are a number of leadership programs that exist in the wool industry, there was no program that focused on enhancing the governance capacity of the industry’.
There are two separate components of the Program that WoolProducers are currently taking nominations for – Australian Institute of Company Director (AICD) – Company Directors Course and the WoolProducers Australia Youth Ambassador.
‘We are seeking nominations from interested parties who have a passion for the wool industry and are active in any sector of industry throughout the supply chain’. Mr Halliday said.
The AICD Company Directors Course is a globally recognised qualification which provides participants with a thorough understanding of corporate governance.
While the WoolProducers Youth Ambassador provides a young person, aged between 18-35 years of age, with the opportunity to join the WoolProducers Board as an observer for a 12-month period.
Mr Halliday said ‘This concept is aimed at providing exposure and experience to young people who have an interest in industry policy development and agri-politics in general’.
‘The Raising the Baa Program enables future leaders of the wool industry to gain knowledge in compliance, risk, strategy, finance and the role of the board.’ Mr Halliday said.
Course costs, accommodation and travel expenses will be covered. Nominees will be required to apply for these positions and all appointments will be merit based.
Nominations close on 23 April, 2018.