Board Director Opportunities Open

Encouraging Outstanding Applicants to Apply

Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) is the Peak National Industry Body for the Australian Sheep Meat Industry.  Based in Canberra, our purpose is to be a strategic leader working to benefit Australia’s sheep industry to achieve a productive, profitable and sustainable future. Our vision is to be a trusted influencer, leader and advisor for Australian sheep producers, industry, and government.

 SPA is governed by a skills-based board, comprised of a minimum of four and maximum of seven member-elected Directors and up to two Board-appointed Independent Directors.


Two Board Vacancies:

SPA seeks to appoint two member-elected Directors at our upcoming AGM in November.

The vacancies have arisen due to the completion of term by a member-elected Director, who is eligible to stand for re-election; and the other is a newly-created position.


Potential Candidates:

SPA encourages candidates who are passionate about the success of the Australian sheep industry and SPA, who possess a desire to contribute to the industry good and seek to further their professional governance expertise to apply.

The SPA Board values diversity of thinking, and skills that encompass a broad range of high-level knowledge and experience.  Currently the Board is seeking applications from candidates with demonstrated experience in two or more of the following areas:

  • Practical farming knowledge and experience
  • An interest and understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the Australian Sheep Industry & value chain
  • Strong farming and/or Industry networks knowledge
  • Good strategic thinking and analysis skills
  • Experience in managing organisations
  • Strong governance knowledge and skills
  • A passion to help the Industry prosper in the future

In accordance with SPA’s constitution, member-elected directors are appointed for a three year term.


Applications Close: noon AEST on Friday 10th July 2020

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