AWI wel­comes re­search guru

Great Southern Herald - - News -

Aus­tralian Wool In­no­va­tion have wel­comed home Jane Lit­tle­john af­ter she spent a year tack­ling the na­tion’s wild dog prob­lem.

Dr Lit­tle­john, who man­aged the Na­tional Wild Dog Ac­tion Plan, was an­nounced as the new gen­eral man­ager of re­search ear­lier this week, re­plac­ing Dr Paul Swan.

She has pre­vi­ously man­aged on­farm re­search at AWI.

“Af­ter a thor­ough search for suit­able can­di­dates for this sig­nif­i­cant role, I am de­lighted to wel­come back Dr Lit­tle­john who is well known to wool­grow­ers,” AWI chief ex­ec­u­tive Stu­art McCul­lough said.

“Dr Lit­tle­john has a strong and proven track record in manag­ing this port­fo­lio and de­liv­er­ing on-farm re­sults for the wool­grow­ers we serve.

“She re-joins AWI with the com­pany in a strong po­si­tion, mid­way through its cur­rent strate­gic plan and the wool in­dus­try in gen­eral en­joy­ing re­newed op­ti­mism.”

In con­grat­u­lat­ing Dr Lit­tle­john, Mr McCul­lough also thanked Dr Swan for his 16 years of ser­vice to AWI.

“Paul is leav­ing the role but not the in­dus­try,” he said.

“Dr Swan is look­ing to change gears in life and we look for­ward to his ex­per­tise con­tin­u­ing to help drive the in­dus­try for­ward in other ways.

“He has been a highly val­ued mem­ber of this com­pany for a long time and I wish him all the very best for the fu­ture.”

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