An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Hort Innovation members has been called and will be held virtually on Friday 9 October 2020 at 1pm (AEDT).

This meeting is taking place ahead of, and is separate to, the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November.

A request for the EGM was made by a Hort Innovation member, in order for voting members to consider potential changes to the Hort Innovation Constitution.

These changes relate to the process of electing and appointing Directors to the Hort Innovation Board, and to the total service period of Directors.

A replacement Constitution will be put before voting members. If passed at the EGM, the changes would mean that:

  • All new Directors would be elected to the Board by voting members of the company, where currently there is a mix of Directors elected by members and those appointed by sitting Directors (the exception would be the appointment of Directors by the Board to cover casual vacancies for one year or less).
  • New elected Directors would have a maximum service period of two consecutive terms of three years, where currently Directors can serve three consecutive terms of three years.

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