ERNST & Young has been appointed to conduct the independent review of Australian Wool Innovation by the federal government.
The review is being led by EY federal government lead partner Andrew Metcalfe, in accordance with the terms of reference outlined by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
“The purpose of the independent review is to consider AWI’s performance against its stated objectives, to ensure it is delivering for growers and community,” Mr Metcalfe said.
Mr Metcalfe said the review will consider AWI’s delivery upon core objectives including research, development, extension and marketing services to woolgrowers, and other matters of public interest.
EY welcomes submissions from all relevant stakeholders including:
- AWI levy payers/wool growers.
- industry associations.
- research and development corporations.
- commonwealth or state government departments or agencies.
- shearing entities.
- early stage processors.
- non-government organisations.
- brands, retailers and associations.
The review team will consult broadly with industry and help deliver a final report about AWI’s performance in relation to its stated objectives.
Mr Metcalfe said the review was under way and that the review team were eager to receive submissions and comments on the terms of reference from industry participants.
The review is open for submissions, closing on May 4. Submissions can be made via https://www2.srnet.com.au/SE/1/AWIReview.