Advisory Council of the Plant Breeding Institute within the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
1.1 There shall be an institute to be known as the Plant Breeding
Institute within the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural
1.2 The Institute shall undertake, promote and develop the science
of plant breeding and allied areas.
2.1 The Institute shall have an Advisory Council comprising:
2.1.1 the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, the Dean of the Faculty
of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the Director
of the Plant Breeding Institute or their nominees;
2.1.2 not more than three trustees of the New South Wales Wheat
Research Foundation appointed by the Dean on the
recommendation of the Foundation and three additional
members of the broader industry sectors serviced by the
Institute appointed by the Dean on the recommendation of
2.1.3 not more than three members of the full-time staff of the
University appointed by the Dean on the recommendation
of the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources,
two of whom shall be staff of the Plant Breeding Institute.
2.2 Each member shall hold office for a period of three years and
shall be eligible for reappointment.
2.3 The Council shall provide advice to the Plant Breeding Institute
2.3.1 industry trends
2.3.2 areas for research expansion/development
2.3.3 services required for industry (including educational services
for the users of the Plant Breeding Institute’s products)
12. Other Faculty information
2.3.4 strengths and weaknesses in the Plant Breeding Institute’s
2.4 The Council shall have such other functions as may be
assigned by the Dean.
3.1 The Council shall elect annually from amongst its members an
3.2 All questions which come before the Council shall be decided
at any meeting duly convened, at which a quorum is present,
by a majority of the votes of the members present.
3.3 The chairperson at any such meeting shall have one vote.
3.4 At any such meeting seven members shall form a quorum.
4.1 There shall be a Director of the Plant Breeding Institute
appointed under normal University procedures for appointing
a Head of Department/School.
4.2 The Director shall have functions and duties set out in the
relevant position statement, and any other functions or duties
delegated from time to time.
5. The Director shall report to the Dean. In addition, the Director
shall present to the Council an Annual Report that includes an
overview of the financial situation.