Hundred and Sixteenth Session
Rome, 14-19 June 1999
CHANGES IN REPRESENTATION OF MEMBER NATIONS ON THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Eighty-first Session of the Programme Committee
(Rome, 3-7 May 1999)
1. Rule XXVI-4(a) of the General Rules of the Organization (GRO) states that "If the representative of a Member of the Committee is expected to be unable to attend a session of the Committee, or if, due to incapacity, death or any other reason, he is prevented from exercising his functions for the remainder of the term for which the Member he represents has been elected, that Member shall inform the Director-General and the Chairman as soon as possible, and may designate a substitute representative who shall have the qualifications and experience referred to in paragraph 1 of this Rule. The Council shall be informed of the qualifications and experience of the substitute representative".
2. By letter dated 7 January 1999, H.E. William Rory M. Steele, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to FAO, informed the Director-General that Mr Paul Neville Ross, Counsellor (Agriculture) and Alternate Permanent Representative of Australia to FAO, would replace Mr Andrew Pearson, Counsellor (Agriculture and Minerals) and Alternate Representative of Australia to FAO, as the Government Representative of Australia as of the Eighty-first Session of the Programme Committee. The Chairman of the Programme Committee was also informed.
3. A summary of the qualifications of Mr Paul Neville Ross (Appendix A) is attached for the information of the Council.
|Name:||Paul Neville Ross|
|Present Position:||Counsellor (Agriculture) and Alternate Permanent Representative to FAO (since January 1999)|
|Main previous positions:|
|March 1989 - January 1992||Assistant Director, FAO, Africa, Middle East Section, Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra|
|January 1992 - July 1992||Acting Director, UNCED Coordination, Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra|
|July 1992 - December 1993||Assistant Director, FAO, Africa, Middle East Section, Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra|
|December 1993 - August 1994||Acting Director, US Agricultural Trade Strategy Section, Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra|
|August 1994 - April 1995||Director, North America Section, Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra|
|April 1995 - January 1997||Director, FAO and Americas Section, Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra|
|January 1997 - January 1999||Manager, APEC Section, Energy Division Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra.|
|Participation in meetings
or activities of the
United Nations and its
FAO Regional Commission on Food Security (Vice Chairman 1989, 1991. Co-Chair in 1993).
|Member, Australian Delegation to FAO Conference, Rome, 1991 and 1993.|
|Member, Australian Delegation, UN Conference on Environment and Development, Rio 1992.|
|Member, Australian Delegation to 103rd, 104th and 105th Sessions of FAO Council.|
|National Secretary, World Food Summit, 1996.|
|Australian representative on FAO Programme Committee, 75th Session, September 1996.|