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
- International trade
- Environmental management
- Apple and/or pear production
Each Director holds office for three years, after which time their position becomes vacant. Retiring Directors are eligible for re-appointment.
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 email@example.com.
To apply to become an APAL Director, members must complete an application form and submit it to their state association by Friday 2 May 2014. Nominees will be assessed by a selection committee, comprising of the APAL Chair, an existing APAL Director and two representatives from the relevant state association. Successful candidates will be chosen by the selection committee.
For enquires about representing your state on the APAL Board and to get a nomination form please contact your state association:
- John Wilson, Fruit Growers Victoria on 03 5825 3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Justin Crosby, NSW Farmers Association on 02 9478 1000 or email@example.com