Opportunity to contribute to industry’s future - nominate to be elected to the GPSA Board

Jun 30, 2017

Grain producers who want to contribute to the industry’s future can nominate to become a director on the board of Grain Producers SA next month.

There are three vacant Director positions up for election at this year’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held at the inaugural Growing SA Conference on August 11.

Board member Brett Roberts recently retired from the board after completing almost five years of service.

GPSA Chairman Wade Dabinett thanked Brett for his service.

"As a grower, Nuffield scholar and past chair of the former SAFF Grains Council, Brett was a respected and valuable member of the GPSA team, and has contributed significantly to the advancement of agricultural representation in South Australia," he said.

The other two positions becoming vacant are those of Adrian McCabe, who was appointed in September 2016 for a period up to the AGM, and Peter Polkinghorne, whose two-year term will expire at the AGM.

"Being part of GPSA is a great opportunity to contribute to your industry’s future," Mr Dabinett said.

Earlier this year Eyre Peninsula grain grower Dion Woolford was appointed to the GPSA board as an Independent Director and his term also expires at the AGM. All Directors whose term expires may renominate as a Director.

"The position of board member requires the commitment of attending up to eight meetings annually in Adelaide and regional SA and being available for telephone conferences as needed. There is also the opportunity to represent GPSA nationally on other commodity or issue groups," Mr Dabinett said.

To nominate a Director, a grain producer must be a GPSA member and complete the nomination form, which requires the support of five other GPSA members.

Nominations must be received by GPSA between Friday, July 14, and Friday, July 21. Director nomination forms are available from the GPSA website www.grainproducerssa.com.au or by contacting the office on 1300 734 884.

In the event that there are more nominations than positions available, a ballot will be held. All grain producers in SA are eligible to be members and vote. If you are unsure whether or not you are a member of GPSA, please contact the office as soon as possible.

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