Hort Innovation’s AGM 2018

Hort Innovation’s Annual General Meeting this year will be held in Brisbane on Friday 23 November, 2018.

Three Directors to be nominated at the AGM

At this year’s AGM, Hort Innovation voting members will elect three directors to the Hort Innovation Board.

Seven candidates for the positions have been announced, with voting members encouraged to get to know the candidates in the profiles listing their past and current experience here. Further details on the candidates are also included in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, distributed in mid-October.

In alphabetical order by surname, the seven candidates are:

  • Julie Bird (Haslett)
  • Tania Chapman
  • Susan Finger (current director, re-nominated)
  • Stephen Lynch (current director, re-nominated)
  • Steve Marafiote
  • Mark Napper (current director, re-nominated)
  • Julian Widdup.

Recruitment process

Rimfire Resources, a specialist agribusiness search and recruitment business, was appointed in 2018 to assist Hort Innovation source candidates for election to the Hort Innovation Board, and manage the selection process. As part of this process, national advertisements were placed in print and online media seeking applications, and a targeted search process occurred simultaneously. Applications were received via an online application.

Following the conclusion of the advertisement and search processes, the Director Nomination Committee (DNC) met to agree on a shortlist of candidates for interviews, with interviews being held in Sydney on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 August, 2018.

Annual Levy Returns have closed

The week beginning 13 August 2018, Hort Innovation members would have received a hard copy letter as well as an email notification inviting all levy paying members of Hort Innovation to complete an Annual Levy Return, should they wish to obtain voting entitlements at the AGM 2018. The Annual Levy Return process closed on Friday 28 September 2018.