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British Wool - non executive board member nominations

Do you believe in the model of a farmer-owned collective marketing business for wool? If so, you are invited to consider serving as a producer elected non-executive board member of British Wool.

The following members will reach the end of their present term of office in March 2020:

Trevor Richards         (English Southern Region)
James Robertson       (Scottish Southern Region)
Huw Evans                  (Welsh Northern Region)

Messrs Richards, Robertson and Evans have offered themselves for re-election, and British Wool is now asking for nominations from candidates who live in any of these regions.

British Wool is 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 2020 and those appointed will hold the office for three years, from April 2020.

Non-executive 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. A producer elected non-executive board member is part of the non-executive team that reviews the business’ strategy, major business initiatives and investment, and monitors the performance of the executive board members. Also part of this team are the unelected non-executive members who are appointed to the board because of their significant executive experience in different functional areas, such as finance and marketing, gained through senior business careers.

Producer elected non-executive board members are expected to market and promote the value that British Wool adds, both directly to producers in their region and through effective communication with the elected regional committees.  Just as importantly, they are expected to feedback to the board views and suggestions from the producer base and their regional committee. Successful candidates will undertake the Board’s Induction programme and any other relevant non-executive member 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 visit

Nominations should be sent to arrive no later than 6 pm on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Nominations can be returned by fax (01274 652233), by email to or by post to Mrs K Dlay-Lewis, British Wool, Wool House, Sidings Close, Canal Road, Bradford, BD2 1AZ. 

The nomination form is available to download here.

Please note British Wool is closed for the Christmas break 25th December – 1st January inclusive.

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British Wool - non executive board member nominations