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:
• Yorke Peninsula & Mid North
• Eyre Peninsula
To be eligible for election, nominees will be a Financial Member of an Ag 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.
Nomination forms can be downloaded here
Nominations are requested to be submitted by 16 August 2019.
Elected nominees will take up their role following the 2019 AGM which will be held 18 October 2019 in Adelaide.
If you would like to discuss further the requirements and expectations of Bureau board membership, please feel free to contact Peter O’Neil, Convenor, 2019 Board Nominations Panel on 0419 974 111
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.