Western Dairy calls for nominations of directors annually, with selections conducted prior to the annual general meeting each September. With a constant eye on succession planning and the quest to develop new and future leaders in WA dairy industry, the board has a philosophy of nurturing young people who express an interest in Western Dairy director roles.
“Being on the Western Dairy board is just a great experience,” says immediate past chair Vic Rodwell. You get so much out of the discussions, the people you meet and the access to cutting edge research.”
The board recommends that potential future directors explore ways they can get involved in sub-projects and committees that will help prepare them for the role; take up every professional development training opportunity that comes their way and take time to research the role ahead of nominating and presenting for interview.
Once calls are made for director positions, interested candidates are encouraged to provide a professionally prepared letter expressing interest, a well-presented CV and in particular, take time to detail how their skills meet the selection criteria. Potential directors interested in optimising their interview presentation (both written and verbal) should make contact with Western Dairy so we can assist in your preparations.
Nominees will be interviewed by a four-person selection committee (chaired by WA Farmers Dairy Section president) in the July/August of each year.