The two directors seeking re-election are Peter Trefort and Dr Gregory Harper and the first-time nominees are Christine Gilbertson and John McKillop.
According to a statement issued by MLA, Mr Trefort has more than 40 years' experience in sheep and cattle production as well as management across the supply chain. He has worked extensively developing on-farm and processing R&D strategy with the Department of Agriculture (WA), University of WA and Murdoch University (WA). He has been an MLA Board director since 2003.
Dr Harper is a career scientist with extensive research experience within universities, CSIRO, and cooperative research centres (CRCs). Dr Harper is currently the director, External Engagement for CSIRO's Animal, Food and Health Sciences division and has been a MLA Board director since 2009.
Christine Gilbertson has a strong accounting, finance, audit and risk management background, having worked as an auditor and management consultant for Ernst & Young. Ms Gilbertson was a member of the management team in her family's large meat processing business until its sale in 1997, performing the roles of chief financial officer and company secretary.
Ms Gilbertson has held a number of directorships in community services, financial investment and management, and property development. She is currently the principal of a private consulting practice and a director of a residential property joint venture between her family group of companies and Lend Lease.
John McKillop has extensive agribusiness experience gained through various executive and director roles in the meat and livestock, and grains industries. Previous executive roles include managing director of Clyde Agriculture, general manager positions with Elders Australia Limited, and CEO of Stanbroke Pastoral Co.
Mr McKillop has considerable experience evaluating research and development proposals, as well as strong skills in global marketing, financial management, strategic planning and corporate governance. He is the current chair of the National Farmers Federation's Economics Committee, and a member of CPA Australia.
Retiring from the Board at this year's AGM are Michael Carroll and Iain Mars.
All MLA members are automatically allocated a single vote at the AGM, however to receive their full voting entitlement members must complete and return their levies notice, or lodge their levies online by the October 4 deadline.