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Our Organisation

WEA consists of a Chair and three Members, appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Members are appointed on a part-time basis to 31 December 2012.

Members are appointed by the Minister for their substantial experience and knowledge and significant standing in at least one of the following fields:

  • International trade

  • International marketing

  • Commodity trading

  • Foreign exchange trading

  • Finance

  • Regulation

  • Public policy

  • Business

  • Law

  • Grain production

  • Grain handling.

The Members are assisted by a Secretariat which consists of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and approximately 10 staff.  All employees of WEA are engaged under the Public Service Act 1999.