The ABA Board comprises four marketer representative positions and six grower representative positions: two representatives from both Riverland and Sunraysia regions and one representative from each of the Adelaide and Riverina regions. Directors are elected by the Grower Members of the ABA for a two-year term.
The ABA Board meets on a quarterly basis to oversee management and performance of the organisation. The Board represents the national interests of the industry, providing strategic direction and overseeing the investments of the ABA.
Almond Centre Committee
The Almond Centre Committee was established to guide the development of the Almond Centre of Excellence proposal for consideration of State Governments and Horticulture Innovation Australia. The committee worked with the Audit Committee to review the Centre budget contained in the business case. The committee also provides input into site selection for the Experimental orchards and their development.
The Conference Committee, comprising four Board members and the CEO act in an advisory capacity to the Board to assist with decisions on the Conference theme, venue, date, schedule, presentation topics, presenters, master of ceremonies, and scrutinise Conference finances.
Market Development Committee
The Almond Market Development Committee oversees the Almond Marketing Program funded through a voluntary industry contribution. This committee also oversees marketing related research and development projects and provides input with respect to market access issues to the Office of Horticulture Market Access (OHMA).
Plant Improvement Committee
The Plant Improvement Committee oversees the Almond Breeding and Evaluation Program a with respect to future priorities for R&D investment and in the area of plant improvement.
The Almond Production Committee oversees a wide range of production related research and development projects, also providing advice with respect to future priorities for investment in production based research initiatives to increase yields and better manage risk factors.
The Processing Committee’s role is to direct whole of industry efforts to add value in the processing of almonds by improving quality, more cost efficiently meeting required quality specifications, and maintaining Australia’s high product integrity reputation.