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Sheep Producers Australia recruiting for Board positions

25 July 2021

Sheep Producers Australia recruiting for Board positions

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 is seeking 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.

“The position of Independent Chair of SPA is a challenging and rewarding senior national leadership role. Ultimately responsible to its Members, SPA’s role is to provide national sheep industry leadership, policy, and advocacy.” Chris Mirams Independent Chair.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time contributing to the sheep industry as the Chair of SPA and would strongly encourage suitably experienced and qualified individuals, who are passionate about the red meat industry and want to make a difference, to apply for this position.” Mr Mirams.

SPA is also currently recruiting for two Board Director positions. Working with the new Policy Council, Directors will be in a position to advocate for the sheep meat sector, whilst providing the Governance oversight required for the organisation to perform an essential role.

“Directors of SPA play a vital role in ensuring the organisation is professional and efficient, capable of retaining the trust of all stakeholders in providing the best advice on both policy matters and the direction of levy expenditure.” Stephen Crisp SPA CEO.

Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 22 August 2021 AEST

Details on how to apply for the role of Independent Chair are here and the Director Positions are here.


Media Inquiries

Stephen Crisp

SPA Chief Executive Officer

Mobile 0455 999 130


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