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Board Nominations

Call for nominations for election to the 2018 Board of the Agricultural Bureau of SA

Bureau Branches are invited to nominate a Bureau Member for election to the board of Agricultural Bureau of South Australia for the following two regions:

·         Fleurieu, Hills and Kangaroo Island

·         Murrayland and Riverland

To be eligible for election, nominees will be a Member of a Bureau Branch with extensive experience and strong connections to their local Bureau and region. Each regional Board Member represents the interests of all members in their region and helps lead the state-wide Bureau movement to be the leading network organisation for Primary Producers and Land Holders in South Australia.

To apply please complete the 2018 Board Nomination form.  Nominations require agreement from the nominee, endorsement by the nominee’s branch and seconded by another branch within the region.

Nominations are requested to be submitted by 17 August 2018.

Elected nominees will take up their role following the 2018 AGM which will be held 18 October 2018 in Adelaide.

Role of Board Members

Contribute to the leadership and development of the leading network of primary producers in South Australia
Advocate for excellence in agriculture with agricultural leaders and organisations across the state.
Safeguard the legacy of the Bureau’s extensive history and role in developing vibrant rural and regional communities
Help shape the direction of agricultural research, development and extension programs in SA
Support the future of agriculture through the Bureau’s Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards

Time Requirements of Board Members

The Board meets in Adelaide or a regional location on 2 to 3 occasions during the year and by teleconference each month where there is no face to face meeting
Board Members also contribute to subcommittees of the Board aligned to the strategic plan to advance issues between meetings. This may include chairing a Subcommittee which may include up to 3 Board and other Members. Subcommittees generally discuss issues via email and occasionally by teleconference.
To adequately represent the views of all members in their region, Board members are expected to communicate periodically with branch executives and key branch members within their region. Board members are encouraged to attend as many branch activities and branch AGMs within their region as they are able during their term.

Nominations from the Murrayland / Riverland region are greatly desired as this position has been vacant for the past 3 years.

Nominations are required from Fleurieu, Hills and KI branches due to the impending retirement of Dr Geoff Page, who has served a maximum of 9 years on the Board.

If you would like to discuss further the requirements and expectations of Bureau board membership, please feel free to contact the 2018 Board Nominations Panel Convenor:

Geoff Page
0414 950 645

Fleurieu, Hills and KI branches Riverland / Murrayland branches

Clarendon

Kangaroo Island

Lenswood

Longwood

Meadows

Milang

Mount Barker

Parawa

Barmera

Coomandook

Geranium

Karoonda & District

Lowbank & District

Loxton Irrigation

Monarto

Southern Mallee

Agricultural Bureau of South Australia
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555 The Parade
Magill SA 5072

Contact

T: +61 8 8364 5063
F: +61 8 8364 2574
agbureau@ruralbusinesssupport.org.au

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