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AWTA Board

Appointment of Directors

AWTA Ltd is a Company Limited by Guarantee. As described in the Company's Articles of Association, each Member Guarantor is entitled to appoint a Director to the Board. Additionally, the Member Guarantors may appoint two Independent Directors. The Board may appoint a Director having special scientific and/or technological qualifications. The Chief Executive of the Company is also a Director.

The following organisations or their nominees are the Member/Guarantors constituting the Company:

Directors

Chairman

Chairman

Donald McGauchie AO

  • Appointed as an independent director by the Members of AWTA Ltd on 29 October 1999
  • Appointed as Deputy Chairman on 25 January 2001 and as Chairman on 19 February 2005
  • Chairman of Remuneration & Appointments Committee
  • Farmer and company director, having previously been active in national farming organisations
  • Partner of C&E McGauchie Terrick West
  • Chairman of Nufarm Ltd & Australian Agricultural Company
  • Director of a number of listed and unlisted companies, including GrainCorp Ltd
Mr G.W. Dickinson

Deputy Chairman

Gordon Dickinson

  • Appointed as an independent director by the members of AWTA Ltd on 18 March 2005
  • Appointed as Deputy Chairman on 15 April 2005
  • Chairman of Audit & Finance Committee
  • Member of Remuneration & Appointments Committee
  • Chairman of Rubicon Water Ltd and Mutual Trust Pty Ltd
  • Director of Nareen Station Pty Ltd
Mr M.A. Jackson

Managing Director

Michael Jackson

  • Managing Director of AWTA Ltd since 21 May 2001
  • Member of Environment & Safety Committee
  • Director of New Zealand Wool Testing Authority Ltd and JinAo Testing Company Ltd
  • Trustee of the Australian Wool Education Trust
 Chris-Kelly-2015

 Chris Kelly

  • Appointed as the nominee director for Australian Council of Wool Exporters Inc on 17 October 2014
  • President of Australian Council of Wool Exporters and Processors Inc
  • Director of Australian Merino Exports Pty Ltd and Daidoh Australia Pty Ltd
 Richard-Halliday-2015

 Richard Halliday

  • Appointed as the nominee director for WoolProducers Australia on 1 February 2015
  • President of WoolProducers Australia
  • Director of Australian Wool Exchange Ltd
Mr D.B. Ritchie

David Ritchie

  • Appointed as the nominee director for Wool Scourers and Carbonisers of Australia Group of Australian Wool Processors Council Inc on 25 February 2011
  • Member of Audit & Finance Committee
  • General Manager of Victoria Wool Processors Group
Peter-Morgan

Peter Morgan

  • Appointed as the nominee director for Wool Textile Manufacturers of Australia Group of Australian Wool Processors Council Inc on 16 October 2009
  • Executive Director of Australian Council of Wool Exporters & Processors Inc
  • Executive Director of Private Treaty Wool Merchants of Australia Inc
  • Director of International Fibre Centre Ltd
  • Principal of Morgan Terrace Pty Ltd
Ben-Litchfield-2015

Ben Litchfield

  • Appointed as the nominee director for Private Treaty Wool Merchants of Australia Inc on 17 October 2014
  • Member of Environment & Safety Committee
  • Director of Royal National Capital Agricultural Society
  • President of Private Treaty Wool Merchants of Australia Inc
  • Manager of Monaro Wool Services (Cooma)
David-Webster

David Webster

  • Appointed as the nominee director for Australian Wool Innovation Ltd on 25 November 2008
  • Member of Remuneration & Appointments Committee
  • Director of Australian Wool Innovation Ltd
  • Director of Athena Resources Ltd and Cobpen Co Investments Pty Ltd
Chris-Wilcox

Chris Wilcox

  • Appointed as the nominee director for National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia Inc on 15 February 2008
  • Chairman of Environment & Safety Committee, Member of Audit & Finance Committee
  • Member of Environment & Safety Committee
  • Executive Director of National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia Inc
  • Chairman of the International Wool Textile Organisation’s Market Intelligence Committee
  • Secretary and analyst for the Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee
  • Principal of Poimena Analysis, Trustee of Poimena Trust and Director of Poimena Super Fund Pty Ltd

Corporate History

Chairmen

Bill Lempriere 1957 - 1964
Ian McLaren 1964 - 1965
Max Scott, (Acting) 1965 - 1966
Lindsay Yeo AO 1966 - 1992
Alan McGregor AO 1992 - 2005
Donald McGauchie AO since 2005

Chief Executives

Alec Dixie 1958 - 1964
Jim James, (Acting) 1964 - 1965
James Campbell 1965 - 1966
David Ward OAM 1966 - 2001
Michael Jackson since 2001