Associate Director Programme

Grow your Governance Career with Alliance Group

This year, for the first time, we are offering shareholders interested in developing a career in governance (or immediate family members) the opportunity to apply for our Associate Director Programme.

This initiative offers emerging directors the opportunity to accelerate your boardroom experience for a period of twelve months on the board of Alliance Group. It will introduce you to the dynamics of the Boardroom, as well as giving you the opportunity to broaden your understanding of our business.

As an Associate Director, you will attend Board and Committee Meetings and gain real world experience, including exposure to Alliance Directors and Management for networking and coaching/ mentoring.


Associate Director Eligibility Criteria

+ Applicants must be actively involved in livestock farming.

+ Applicants must be Alliance Platinum or Gold shareholders (or an immediate family member) either directly or by way of a beneficial interest in a shareholding entity.

+ Applicants must not be an employee of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company.

+ Given the aim of the programme, preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate their desire to positively influence our co-operative into the future. Successful applicants are likely to be involved in, or aspire to, leadership roles in their community.


The Associate Director appointment is for 12 months from August 2021 to July 2022. While the position is not paid, expenses incurred in attending meetings (including travel and accommodation) will be covered, and you will gain access to an invaluable governance experience that cannot be replicated on a course.

Applications close on 28 May 2021. The application form can be found here

Should you wish to discuss your interest further before applying, you are welcome to email: