Meat & Livestock Australia seeks new directors

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 10th May 2012

Applications are being sought for four independent directors to be appointed to the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Board at this year’s Annual General Meeting.

MLA is a producer-owned company working in partnership with industry and government to achieve a profitable and sustainable red meat and livestock industry in Australia. MLA provides marketing and research and development services to over 47,000 cattle, sheep and goat producer members and the broader red meat industry.

MLA said the Board is seeking candidates with skills and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Extensive experience managing research and development programs with scientific background, working with government and industry stakeholders on research and development issues.
  • Strong financial skills in audit, financial control and reporting, management accounting, risk and investment appraisal.
  • Strong domestic and global marketing experience, preferably with knowledge  of intensive animal production and processing.
  • Experience in Australia’s western livestock production systems.

The role of the MLA Board is to provide direction to the management of the company, ensuring that appropriate performance goals are set and achieved, risk is properly managed, and the interests of industry participants and other stakeholders are taken into account.

The closing date for applications is 8 June 2012. Applications can be lodged via