Sheep industry leadership and development

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This Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) subproject supported the Sheep Alliance as the peak leadership body and advocate of change management for the Western Australian (WA) sheep industry, and ran a program of flagship events and relationship management activities that supported the development of the industry as a whole and provided comprehensive communication activities.

Support of the Sheep Alliance of Western Australia

Objectives

  • to support the Sheep Alliance WA, formerly known as the Sheep Industry Leadership Council (SILC), as the peak leadership body and advocate of change management for the WA sheep industry
  • to support the Sheep Alliance WA to be an advocate of SIBI activities and outcomes
  • to support its task of developing potential models for a Sheep Business Centre.

For more information, please visit the Sheep Alliance website.

Activities 

  • the formation of the Sheep Alliance as an independent peak body
  • incorporation of SILC (1 July 2015)
  • SILC handover (July 2015) – handover of Executive Officer role by the department to new Executive Officer and board
  • supported SILC board meetings (July 2015) – SIBI staff supported SILC board meetings held quarterly with information and direction on activities.
  • supported the Sheep Alliance as an independent peak body to act in a leadership role and provide industry forums in conjunction with the department
  • managed the contract with Sheep Alliance (2016-18) – milestone reports and deliverables against outcomes for the Sheep Alliance contract
  • managed the reference group process of which Sheep Alliance was a part (2016-18).
  • maintained regular contact with the Sheep Alliance to gain feedback on SIBI activities and performance.
  • developed potential models for the Sheep Business Centre - worked closely with Sheep Alliance to ensure appropriate industry and government feedback on potential models for the Sheep Business Centre.
  • supported the development and implementation of the Sheep Alliance communication plan.

Achievements and outcomes

The Sheep Industry Leadership Council successfully transitioned to the Sheep Alliance of WA and has a contract in place for support of its operation until June 2018. The Sheep Alliance has a skills-based board, nominated by industry, and now has 50 members which include processors, universities, industry groups and grower groups. 

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Contact information

Julia Smith
+61 (0)8 9892 8450