New board an­nounced for expo

Central and North Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

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.

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