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Reform program ramps up

The chairman of Murray Irrigation will head up a series of nine meetings across the region next week to present the interim board’s proposals for constitutional change.

The proposed changes are being presented before being put to shareholders for approval at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in March.

Murray Irrigation Chairman Phil Snowden said next week’s meetings have been organised in collaboration with local landholder associations and form part of the interim board’s ongoing program of reform.

“We’ve made a conscious decision to continue to improve the company’s engagement with shareholders,” Mr Snowden said.

“A key aim of next week’s sessions is to receive feedback on the proposed changes; many of which address the recommendations of the report commissioned by the previous board into governance.

“The constitutional changes are primarily aimed at the makeup of the board and they’ll be critical as the company prepares for director elections in May.”

As well as proposed constitutional change, other topics to be discussed next week include the processes and timelines leading to the appointment of a new board and the education of director candidates.

“Directors will be present at each of these meetings and we look forward to our shareholders coming along to provide their feedback”, Mr Snowden said

The schedule of meetings is:

  • Tuesday 13 February
    • Pretty Pine Hall, 9.30am
    • Moulamein Bowling Club, 2.30pm
    • Wakool Services Club, 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 14 February
    • Berrigan Football Club, 9.30am
    • Mayrung Hall, 2.30pm
    • Deniliquin Golf Club, 7.00pm
  • Thursday 15 February
    • Bunnaloo Hall, 9.30am
    • Jerilderie Library, 2.30pm
    • Finley Bowling Club, 7.00pm

Shareholders seeking more information can call Murray Irrigation on 1300 138 265.