Joint CEOs named as GrainGrowers leaders
JOHN Eastburn, chairman of national grain farmers’ representative body, GrainGrowers, announced the appointment of joint CEOs to lead the operations of the independent and technically resourced organisation into the future.
Dr Michael Southan and Mr David McKeon, formerly general managers of industry development, and policy and innovation respectively, have been promoted to the roles.
“They have both been closely involved in determining and executing the company’s strategy to date and are well qualified to lead,” Mr Eastburn said.
Michael Southan has more than 20 years experience as a researcher in grain quality and grain-food processing having previously worked with CSIRO and BRI Australia.
His passion for agriculture keeps him actively involved in his farming business.