REPRESENTATIVES from across the dairy industry are being encouraged to apply to join a taskforce to help advise on options for the formation of the Australian Dairy Plan.
A Joint Transition Team is being created in response to feedback from the Australian Dairy Plan national consultation, which showed industry structure and advocacy were priority issues for the sector.
The JTT will examine existing dairy industry organisational arrangements and recommend transformational change options to reform industry structures.
They will report to the Australian Dairy Plan Committee, made up of the chairs of partner organisations Dairy Australia, Australian Dairy Farmers, Australian Dairy Products Federation and Gardiner Dairy Foundation, as well as Independent Chair John Brumby.
"The need for transformational change in dairy industry structure and advocacy was voiced as a priority issue at all recent consultation workshops for the Australian Dairy Plan across the country," Mr Brumby said.
"This dedicated taskforce will enable a rapid and comprehensive review of possible options for reform by an experienced and independent group, so that its recommendations can be considered prior to the publication of our final report later this year."
Applicants interested in joining the six to eight person JTT should be able to demonstrate experience in leadership, business, strategic transformation and the dairy supply chain.
Membership will reflect diversity in gender and experience.
The deadline for applications is 5pm AEST, this Friday, August 23.
- Further information on the application process can be found on the Australian Dairy Plan dairyplan.com.au
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