APAL seeks director nominations for SA, WA

APAL is seeking nominations for  two positions of  Directors of the APAL Board – representing South Australia and Western Australia – as part of the routine process of director rotation.apal_logo_rgb-web-700x467

APAL directors hold office for three years, after which time the position is re-opened and a new round of nominations sought. Current directors are eligible for and can nominate for re-appointment.

As an APAL Director you would contribute to the strategic direction and management of APAL and provide input and ideas to help APAL deliver high quality support to Australian apple and pear growers to ensure a vibrant and prosperous industry.

The APAL Board meets in person 5 times a year (and by phone as necessary). Directors are paid a fee for their services.

The APAL Constitution requires APAL Directors to demonstrate knowledge, skills and expertise from inside and outside the apple and pear industry in one or more of the following areas:

  • Corporate governance
  • Financial management
  • Commerce
  • Research
  • International trade
  • Environmental management
  • Apple and/or pear production
  • Harvesting
  • Packing
  • Transport
  • Marketing
  • Retailing
  • Exporting
  • Promotions

To be eligible to nominate as an APAL Director you must be a ‘Class A’ member of APAL. Class A APAL members are levy-paying producers of apples and / or pears. To confirm your membership, or to become a member, please contact the APAL office on 03 9329 3511 or abarber@apal.org.au

To apply to become an APAL Director, members must complete an application form and submit it to APAL’s Chief Financial Officer Beth Schofield by Friday July 27, 2018.  Nominees will be assessed by a selection committee, comprising of the APAL Chair Michelle Allan, a nominated APAL director and two representatives from the relevant state association, Apple & Pear Growers Association of South Australia (APGASA) and PomeWest. A board-approved candidate will be chosen for each position by the respective selection committees.

For enquiries about representing your state on the APAL Board and to get a nomination form, please contact Beth Schofield on 03 9329 3511 or by emailing bschofield@apal.org.au

By |June 20th, 2018|APAL, News|

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APAL is an industry representative body and not-for-profit membership organisation that supports Australia’s commercial apple and pear growers.