Board EOI

Partners in Grain WA (PinG WA) is looking to welcome professional and passionate members from primary industries to their Board of Management.

PinG WA is a state-wide, not-for-profit organisation supporting and strengthening WA primary industries by providing valued and dynamic professional development opportunities.

PinG WA is very much driven by primary producers, for all members of the business…. And their community

As PinG WA is not a commercial organisation, we do not compete with services that are already available. Our role is to provide services and opportunities that are not being delivered or are not readily accessible to rural WA. Our Executive Manager and Board of Management act as a support mechanism to get professional development where and when it’s needed.

PinG WA is proud to be a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation. We operate a cost-recovery model to deliver our workshops and actively seek partnerships with like-minded parties (private enterprise, government and government agencies) to develop and expand our programs.

The national organisation Partners in Grain was launched in 2001 and was managed in WA by a State Reference Group. In 2017 PinG WA became its own incorporated association and the national organisation transitioned to an Alliance model.

PinG WA is a member of the Partners in Grain Alliance to foster collaboration, information sharing, communication and support between alliance members (Vic/Tas, QLD, SA, WA and NSW) who are all not-for-profit organisations delivering professional development to Australian primary producers.

Board of Management

PinG WA employs an Executive Manager who manages the operational activities of the organisation. The Board’s role is primarily strategic, however, they also contribute on-ground advice/local knowledge and networks for their region. 

The main roles of a Board member include:

  • Developing strategic direction for PinG WA
  • Identifying industry professional development requirements for your local area and assisting in developing the opportunity to deliver these programs in your area and across the state
  • Portfolio duties- each board member accepts a portfolio which is an area of PinG WA operation that is of interest to them. Throughout their term they will oversee this area of PinG WA and provide support to the Executive Manager, as needed.
  • On-ground PinG WA contact- attendance at local PinG WA workshops in your area if required and occasional speaking at events in your area

The PinG WA Board is a voluntary management committee, however, all related travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed. 

Board members are elected for a three-year term. The anticipated time commitments for Board members are:

  • 1 x face-to-face meeting per year (1-1.5 days in Perth; all accommodation and travel paid)
  • 4-6 x video/ teleconferences per year (1.5 hours in duration)
  • Occasional assistance via telephone and email
  • Attendance at PinG WA Inspire forum – next forum scheduled for 2020

Current Board members:

CHAIR –   Bronwyn Fox, Dandaragan
Portfolio: Sponsorship & funding

VICE CHAIR- Gemma Walker, Munglinup
Portfolio: Workshop development

SECRETARY- Nicole Batten, Yuna
Portfolio: PinG Alliance

TREASURER: Julie Alvaro, Merredin

Helen Woodhams, Kojonup

Natalie Hogg, Williams
Portfolio: Marketing and communication

If you have any questions or are seeking more information about the PinG WA Board, please contact any of the Board members via email or our Executive Manager, Debra Mullan on 0477 083 999 or via email

Board of Management- Expression of Interest, Closing Friday 15th February 2019

To be considered as a PinG WA Board member, please complete the following questions which are designed to gather information on your suitability as a member of the PinG WA Board. 

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