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AWTA Executive Team

The Board delegates responsibility for the operation and administration of the Company to the Managing Director who, together with the executive team, is accountable to the Board.

Senior executives, their staff and technical specialists in Head Office support the Managing Director.

AWTA Ltd is organised for management and reporting purposes into functional units. Management responsible for those units must account for their performance within a framework of Strategic Plans, Budgets, Position Descriptions, targets, standards and policies.

Michael Jackson, Managing Director

As Chief Executive, the Managing Director is accountable to the Board of Directors for planning, directing and the overall control of the management, administration and profitability of AWTA Ltd, thereby ensuring that the Company achieves all of its primary objectives effectively.

As a Director on the Board, he is accountable to the Member/Guarantors for the success and future direction of the Company. He is required to take the leading role in policy formulation and review, and to implement all such policies by acting within the broad scope of any guidelines determined by the Board.

Peter Walsh, Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer is accountable for the planning and control of the financial and administration functions to enable AWTA Ltd to meet its objectives efficiently. Responsible for AWTA computer systems and programmes to meet current and future operations, administration and management needs.

In the role of Principal Accounting Officer and Public Officer for taxation purposes, he is accountable for meeting the requirements of the relevant Acts of Parliament.

Charles Englander, General Counsel & Company Secretary

The General Counsel is accountable for the planning, provision and control of industrial, legal and personnel services to enable AWTA Ltd to meet its objectives efficiently.

In the role of Company Secretary, he is accountable for meeting the requirements of the various Acts of Parliament and, in particular, the Corporations Law.

Ian Ashman, General Manager - Raw Wool

The General Manager Customer Relations is accountable for optimising business relationships with existing and potential users of raw wool services to ensure market share is maximised, new services are efficiently introduced and customer satisfaction is high. He is accountable for planning, directing and controlling all Sampling and Laboratory Operations within AWTA Ltd ensuring they are integral to the efficiency and integrity of Australian wool selling systems.

In addition, he is responsible for planning and coordination of overseas liaison, in conjunction with the Managing Director.

Brendon van Rensburg, Senior Manager - Western Australia

The Senior Manager - Western Australia is accountable for planning, co-ordinating and controlling AWTA Raw Wool operations in Western Australia. Responsible for the day-to-day administrative management of the local Agrifood operations.

Tim Steere, Sampling Operations Manager - Eastern Australia

The Sampling Operations Manager - Eastern Australia is accountable for planning, co-ordinating and controlling all sampling operations in Eastern Australia to achieve the objectives of AWTA Ltd. Responsible for co-ordinating and undertaking effective client liaison and promotion activities within the region.

Doreen Fernandez, Divisional Manager - Agrifood Technology

The Divisional Manager – Agrifood Technology is accountable for planning, co-ordinating and controlling AWTA Ltd operations in the Agrifood Technology Division, to achieve the objectives of the Company.

Steven Kar, Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager is accountable for developing, implementing and coordinating sales, marketing and associated communication strategies to grow business revenue of the Company.

Sean Bassett, Divisional Manager - AWTA Product Testing

The Divisional Manager – AWTA Product Testing is accountable for planning, co-ordinating and controlling AWTA Ltd operations in the Product Testing Division, to achieve the objectives of the Company.