Applications are now closed

The Independent Chair will be announced soon.

Recruitment for Independent Chair


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. SPA’s 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 Board Directors and up to two Board-appointed Independent Directors.

SPA seeks to appoint an Independent Chair of the Board at SPA’s Annual General Meeting in November 2021, following the expiration of the term of SPA’s inaugural Chair.


Potential Candidates:

SPA encourages candidates who are passionate about the success of the Australian sheep industry, and who wish to assist the industry with strategic issues.

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:

  • Board Chair experience
  • Practical farming knowledge and experience
  • An understanding of the challenges 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, the Independent Chair is appointed for a three-year term.



How to apply:

  1. Download and read the documents in the applicant information pack
  2. Download and complete the application form using Adobe Reader and click Submit, OR email your completed application to [email protected]

For further information contact the Company Secretary, Stephen Crisp on 0455 999 130 or via email

[email protected]


Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 22 August 2021 AEST

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