Our mission is to drive sustainable demand for British wool in order to maximise returns for our members.

Passionate about creating a positive future for wool?

British Wool’s aim is to maximise returns for our farmer members and is at an exciting point in its evolution building awareness of the sustainability and value of British wool, and a real focus on operational efficiency to minimise costs and maximise returns.

With increasing awareness of sustainability, plastic use, and traceability, this provides opportunity for further value growth for British Wool members, as we look to find new and high value markets for wool.

To help us maximise the opportunities ahead, we need farmer representatives on our board who can provide leadership and insight, ensuring the organisation continues to work to deliver long-term value for members.

British Wool’s Non-Executive Board consists of nine regionally elected and two publicly appointed independent members.  The board is responsible for the success of British Wool, provides strategic direction to the executive team that manages the business and reviews business performance, major business initiatives and investment.

Elected Board members serve for three-year terms, and we are now inviting nominations for Board members to represent the English Northern and English Central regions.  The term of office for each of these positions will commence 1st April 2024.

British Wool are keen to promote diversity on our Board, and welcome applicants from all different backgrounds, including those with off-farm experience.

The Board members who have offered themselves for re-election are as follows.

Carl Stephenson          (English Northern Region)

Kate Drury                   (English Central Region)

Details of the role:

  • Non-executive board members are expected to work approximately 30 days a year, attending board meetings and other relevant committee meetings over a period of two to three days each month. They are also expected to represent British Wool in their region.
  • Current annual remuneration is £9,218 pa. Reasonable business expenses will also be paid.Successful candidates will receive a full induction and be offered relevant training to assist them in carrying out their duties.For more details on this exciting role, visit 

If you have any questions please contact Board Secretary, Andy Whelan by email: [email protected]

Nomination process

Civica Election Services (CES) are administering the nomination process for the Board Member Elections in 2024 on behalf of British Wool.

To submit your nomination online, please complete the form via the 'Start' button on the website:

Nominations will open on Friday 8th December 2023 at 9am.

Should you require any assistance regarding the nomination form, please contact CES by emailing: [email protected]  or calling: +44 (0) 208 889 9203.

For any general enquiries relating to these elections please contact:

BW Head Office – 01274 688666 or via email - Kam Dlay-Lewis - [email protected] /  Gareth Jones [email protected]

Online nominations should be received no later than 6pm on Thursday 4 January 2024.

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Passionate about creating a positive future for wool? Carl Stephenson (Left) Kate Drury (Right)