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British Wool, Board Member Nominations

Board Member Nominations

Do you feel you can bring fresh ideas and insight to this producer owned organisation? If yes, you are invited to consider serving as a Board Member. The following Members will reach the end of their present term of office in March 2018: 

Ian Buchanan (Northern Ireland Region) 
Richard Cottrill (English Central Region) 
Carl Stephenson (English Northern Region) 


Messrs Cottrill and Stephenson have offered themselves for re-election but Mr Buchanan, having come to the end of his tenure, will be standing down. British Wool is now asking for nominations from candidates who live in any of these regions. 


British Wool is effectively the largest producer co-operative in Britain, with around 40,000 registered sheep farmers. Depending on the interest in each seat, elections will be held in January 2018 and those appointed will hold the office for three years, from April 2018. 


The Board brings together a wide range of skills. Board Members are expected to work approximately 30 days a year, attending Board and other relevant committee meetings over a period of 2-3 days each month, as well as other local and national British Wool business.We would expect the Board Member to be an effective communicator between the Board and Producers.Additional beneficial skill sets would be knowledge of corporate governance and financial understanding relevant in today's business world. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake the Board's Induction programme and any other relevant Non-Executive Director training. The current annual remuneration is £9,218 pa. Reasonable business expenses will also be paid. 


To be eligible, candidates must be nominated in writing by ten registered wool producers in the relevant regions who will each need to supply their address, authorised signature and registration number. For details of the regions, please see Regional Structure


Nominations should be sent to arrive no later than 6 pm on Thursday 4th January 2018, by fax on 01274 652233. by email to jeanmurphy@britishwool.org.uk or by post to the address below. No special form of nomination is required, but British Wool will supply suitable forms or please click here, and further information, if required - contact: Mrs J Murphy, British Wool, Wool House, Sidings Close, Canal Road, Bradford, BD2 IAZ.

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