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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 Australian Agricultural Company
  • Director of 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
  • Director of Rubicon Systems Australia Ltd, Nareen Station Pty Ltd and Mutual Capital Ltd & Mutual Custodians 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
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
 Neville Armstrong 2005

Neville Armstrong

  • Appointed as the nominee director for Private Treaty Wool Merchants of Australia Inc October 2017
  • President of Private Treaty Wool Merchants of Australia Inc

  • Member of Environment & Safety Committee

  • Managing Director of Chopper Pty Ltd (trading as Armstrong Trading)

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

John Colley

  • Appointed as the nominee director for National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia Inc effective 1 May 2021
  • Member of Audit & Finance Committee
  • Director of National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia
  • Managing Director of AWN Food & Fibre Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Director of Australian Wool Network Pty Ltd, Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), Dyson Jones Wool Marketing Services Pty Ltd, Australian Pastoral Investments Pty Ltd, AWN Pastoral Pty Ltd, AWN Property Pty Ltd, Arlia Pty Ltd and Jemina Pty Ltd

Edward Storey

  • Appointed as the nominee director for WoolProducers Australia Ltd on 28 November 2018
  • President WoolProducers Australia Ltd
  • Director of Australian Wool Exchange Ltd
  • Director of Futter Park Ltd
  • Managing Partner of Werong Partnership

Josh Lamb

  • Appointed as the nominee director for Australian Council of Wool Exporters Inc on October 2020
  • Chairman of Environment & Safety Committee
  • Member of Environment & Safety Committee
  • President of Australian Council of Wool Exporters and Processors Inc
  • Managing Director Endeavour Wool Exports 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