MLA seeks cattle producer representative

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is looking to elect a cattle producer representative to its Board Selection Committee for a three-year term.

Cattle producer members wishing to nominate a person or themselves for election to the MLA Board Selection Committee at the 2021 MLA AGM must give written notice to MLA by 20 September 2021.

The role of the Selection Committee is to call for applications, review, interview and then report on the suitability of candidates for election or re‑election to the MLA Board of Directors.

The Selection Committee has nine members. The cattle, lot feeder and sheepmeat peak councils each appoint one member, two non‑voting members are MLA directors, and the remaining four members are producer representatives elected at the MLA AGM for a period of three years.

At the 2020 AGM, MLA producer members voted to elect three representatives, one each for cattle producers, sheepmeat producers and lot feeders to the Selection Committee. Dan Radel, Mark Wootton and Tony Fitzgerald were elected to the Selection Committee at that time and are completing year one of their three-year term.

Producer representatives on the Selection Committee are paid a sitting fee in accordance with MLA policy and expenses are covered for travel to attend meetings.

Levies Notice packs in the post

MLA Levies Notice packs have been sent in recent weeks to red meat producers across the country who are MLA members, offering them the opportunity to secure full voting entitlements, based on the levies they paid in 2020-21. Completed Levies Notices can be returned to MLA online, via post or fax.

MLA Managing Director, Jason Strong, encouraged all MLA members to take up their full voting entitlement.

“I’d encourage all MLA members to return their Levies Notice to ensure as many producers are actively engaged in this important process each year,” Mr Strong said.

“MLA’s AGM will take place on November 25 and we will have more information in the coming weeks about how and where the AGM will take place. November is a really important time of year for MLA to engage with and report back to our stakeholders.”

MLA’s 2021 AGM will be held on Thursday, 25 November 2021 with business including:

  • the consideration of the annual Financial Report, Directors’ Report, Auditor’s Report, and any resolutions
  • the election of Directors
  • the election of Selection Committee members
  • questions or comments from members about the management of MLA.

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