APAL director selection process begins for NSW and VictoriaNews
NSW and Victorian grower members (Class A members) are invited to nominate candidates for two positions on APAL’s board to represent apple and pear growers in NSW and Victoria respectively.
Under APAL’s constitution, state-representative positions automatically lapse at the end of their three-year term, triggering the nomination process that culminates with the appointment of directors at APAL’s Annual General Meeting of members (AGM) in November.
In addition to good governance, the appointment process lets an existing director renominate or pass the baton on to a new representative from their state. It also allows for the ongoing regeneration of the board’s thinking and ideas.
Greg Mouat (NSW) and Kevin Sanders (Victoria) have made significant contributions during their time on the board and are both eligible to renominate for the positions for a further three-year term.
APAL’s Board also includes a director representing pear growers and up to two non-grower director positions which are currently held by Michele Allan and Reg Weine. All six state-representative positions, as well as the director representing pears, renew across a three-year cycle.
All Australian levy paying apple and/or pear enterprises are eligible for membership of APAL and membership is free. Members’ nominated representatives can vote at APAL’s AGM and are eligible to nominate and be nominated to the board of APAL.
Nominations must be received by APAL by 5pm Wednesday 19 August 2020.