New board announced for expo
A NEW board of directors and chairman will lead Beef Australia into the 2021 exposition following the Beef Australia 2018 annual general meeting held in Rockhampton.
Beef Australia members voted in five new directors, who together with five existing directors will make up the 2021 board.
New Beef Australia directors include:
Kay Becker: Raised on a cattle property near Theodore and has experience working in the banking industry, agri-politics and as CEO of the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service for 15 years.
Rodney Bell: A beef producer for 50 years and has represented beef producers as a solicitor (retired) for 35 years. Rodney sits on a variety of committees including Rural Press Club and is the chair of the Agribusiness Committee at AgForce.
Grant Cassidy: Is a highly experienced, leading local tourism and hospitality owner with the Cassidy Hospitality Group operating award-winning businesses in the CQ region for the past 17 years. Grant has many years of experience in the events sector having chaired major event committees in Cairns and Mackay and is an experienced company director with a passion for Corporate Governance being a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jess Webb: She has family roots within the beef industry and has served on several Beef Australia committees since 2009. Jess holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh Business School and has held marketing and communications positions with Austrade and Rabobank.
Claire Mactaggart: Claire and her husband Andrew operate a beef breeding and backgrounding business in the Duaringa and Moura districts. Claire also works as a freelance writer and is currently Queensland contributing editor of Country Style magazine.
Executive positions were also announced with Bryce Camm as new chairman, Russell Hughes and Grant Cassidy as vice chairmen, Kay Becker as secretary and Richard Brosnan returning as treasurer.
New chairman Bryce Camm welcomed the challenge of taking on the role for the next three years.
“It’s an honour and privilege to be voted into this position to continue to build on the growth and success of Beef Australia into 2021,” he said.
Retiring Beef Australia chairman Blair Angus thanked the departing directors for their years of volunteer service to the event.
ALL SMILES: New Beef Australia chairman Bryce Camm and retiring chairman Blair Angus with Kate Jones.