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AWI Board nominations closed - candidates announced
Oct '11
Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) announced there are five (5) candidates for election to the position of Director at the upcoming elections to be held at the AWI Annual General Meeting on Friday 18 November 2011.

The candidates are:
• Ms Colette Garnsey, Group General Manager of the Pacific Brands Underwear Group and former Group General Manager of Merchandise at David Jones Limited.

• Mr Brian van Rooyen, current AWI Director and member of the Finance and Audit Committee, Remuneration and Appointments Committee and Science and Welfare Committee, Director of Australian Country Spinners Pty Ltd and of various other Australian and international entities.

• Mr David Webster, current AWI Director, Chairman of the AWI Finance and Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee, Director of Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd (AWTA) and of various other Australian entities.

• Mr Robert McBride, woolgrower, Director of AJ & PA McBride Pty Ltd and owner of Tolarno, Peppora and Wyoming Stations in NSW.

• Mr Alix Turner, woolgrower, and former Director of various industry bodies including Woolgrowers Independent Selling Services (WISS), Australian Wool Enhancers Ltd (AWE) and WoolProducers Australia (WPA).

Each of the candidates has been assessed by the AWI Board Nomination Committee this week and the report of this Committee will be presented to the Board for inclusion in the Annual General Meeting pack to be sent to shareholders later in October. The eligible voting shareholders of the Company will be the first to see the report of the Board Nomination Committee regarding the above five (5) candidates.

Mr Jock Laurie, Chairman of the Board Nomination Committee, has commented that the Board Nomination Committee has now completed its assessment of all candidates for election. “The information provided in the Report of the Committee is intended to assist shareholders to identify those candidates who can bring valued skills to the AWI Board in the areas in which additional skills are most required at this time.”

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