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CRDC Employees

CRDC’s small but dedicated team of skilled and experienced staff actively manages RD&E investment portfolios to achieve the cotton industry’s strategic goals. Our internal capacity is an essential element of the overall effectiveness of RD&E investment for the cotton industry.

CRDC Organisational Structure as at 30 June 2020

 R&D Investment, Business and Finance, CottonInfo, and Communications.
Employment

Staff members are employed under section 87 of the PIRD Act, which provides that the terms and conditions of employment are to be determined by the Corporation. The terms and conditions of employment incorporate the Fair Work National Employment Standards and the Australian Government Industry Award 2016. CRDC complies with the Australian Government Bargaining Framework when exercising its power to engage employees in relation to sections 12 and 87 of the PIRD Act.

Including the Executive Director, there were nine full-time employees and three part-time employees as at 30 June 2020.

CRDC employees

Employee type

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

2019–20

Full-time employees

11

11

11

9

9

Part-time employees

1

2

2

1

3

Casual

1

1

0

0

0

TOTAL employees*

13

14

13

10

12

*CRDC employees as at 30 June each year, excluding contractors.

Staff training and development

In 2019–20, CRDC spent $32,238 on training and $46,098 on recruitment. Areas of direct training activities were team values, management coaching, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) course, contract management, drone training, RD&E policies and procedures. Throughout the year, Directors and staff participated in a wide range of CRDC-related activities involving other organisations, providing valuable experience, as well as skills and knowledge upgrades for the personnel involved.

Equal employment opportunity

CRDC is committed to a merit-based, non-discriminatory recruitment and promotion policy. Staff members are chosen strictly according to their qualifications for the job.

CRDC’s Equal Employment Opportunity, Discrimination and Harassment Policy defines prohibited discrimination and harassment, and sets out a complaints procedure to be followed if there is a breach of this policy, including details of what action can be taken once the complaint has been made. The policy applies to all employees, whether fulltime, part-time, casual or temporary, to Directors, and to contractors and customers (clients).

Key Management Personnel

During the reporting period ended 30 June 2020, CRDC had 10 key management personnel. These included seven non- executive directors, one executive director, and two senior executives who remained in their current roles for the full year.

The Chair and Non-Executive Directors’ remuneration is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal, an independent statutory authority established under the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973. The Executive Director and Senior Executives’ remuneration is determined by the Board.

In accordance with the PGPA Rule, the Key Management Personnel information in Note 3.2 of the Financial Statements is further disaggregated in the table below:

Name

Position title

Short-term benefits
Base salary

Short-term benefits
Bonuses

Short-term benefits
Other benefits & allowances

Post-employment benefits
Superannuation contributions

Other long-term benefits
Long service leave

Other long-term benefits

Termination benefits

Total remuneration

Richard Haire

Chair

$52,680

$5,005

$57,685

Kathryn Adams

Deputy Chair

$26,340

$2,502

$28,842

Elizabeth Alexander

Non-executive Director

$26,340

$2,502

$28,842

Greg Kauter

Non-executive Director

$26,340

$2,502

$28,842

Jeremy Burdon

Non-executive Director

$26,340

$2,502

$28,842

Les Copeland

Non-executive Director

$26,340

$2,502

$28,842

Rosemary Richards

Non-executive Director

$26,340

$2,502

$28,842

Ian Taylor

Executive Director

$259,001

$18,880

$23,606

$8,062

$309,549

Allan Williams

GM R&D Invest.

$172,954

$15,852

$8,366

$197,172

Graeme Tolson

GM Business & Finance

$168,525

$15,851

$7,189

$191,565

Total

$811,200

$18,880

$75,326

$23,617

$929,023

CRDC does not have any other senior executive staff or highly paid staff.