Our Governance

Sheep Producers Australia Limited (SPA) is the successor entity to Sheepmeat Council of Australia Inc (SCA). SCA was formed in 1978 and was the peak national body representing and promoting the interests of sheep producers in Australia since that time.

SPA was established in November 2017 as the result of a detailed governance review of SCA and extensive member consultation and input.

The appointment of SPA Board Directors is based on skills. The Board comprises a minimum of four and maximum of seven member-elected directors and up to two Board-appointed members. There are to be no more than two Board Directors from any one state.

The Board elects a Chairman and President. Member-elected directors are elected based on requirements set out in the Board Composition and Director Eligibility Policy, and after review by the Board Selection Committee.

Board committees, including the Audit and Risk Committee and Industry Leadership and Community Engagement Committee, are comprised of individuals elected to the Board as well as other individuals appointed to fill any skills and experience gaps.

Policy committees consider matters in detail and make recommendations to the Board for approval. They comprise one person from each State, one Director, up to one individual member and up to one person who need not be a member (who may be co-opted for skills and experience).  A Director appointed to a Policy Committee need not Chair the Committee. The initial policy committees include:

  • Marketing Market Access and Trade
  • Health and Welfare
  • Product Integrity
  • Research Development and Adoption

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