Two new di­rec­tors named to MLA

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Meat and Live­stock Aus­tralia has two new di­rec­tors on its skills-based board af­ter the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing in Can­berra.

More than 800 pro­duc­ers and in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives par­tic­i­pated in MLA’s Red Meat 2018 event, which in­cluded the MLA AGM.

There, nutri­tion ad­viser Manny Noakes and strate­gic mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive Jo Pye were ap­pointed to the board for the first time.

MLA said Ms Noakes was an ex­pert “in many fields of nutri­tion and health in­clud­ing the food reg­u­la­tory sys­tem and func­tional food sub­stan­ti­a­tion, with an in-depth knowl­edge of the role of red meat in hu­man nutri­tion”.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion said Ms Pye was “an ex­pert in large-scale cus­tomer en­gage­ment, mar­ket­ing and strat­egy within the fast-mov­ing con­sumer goods in­dus­try”.

Ms Noakes re­ceived 87.64 per cent votes in favour of her elec­tion, and Ms Pye 91.28 per cent.

Their elec­tion brings the num­ber of fe­males on the MLA board to four.

MLA mem­bers also voted on the elec­tion of one cat­tle pro­ducer to the MLA board se­lec­tion com­mit­tee.

The suc­cess­ful cat­tle pro­ducer rep­re­sen­ta­tive was Mick He­witt, the cur­rent chief ex­ec­u­tive of Bris­bane-based cat­tle pro­ducer He­witt Cat­tle Co.

The se­lec­tion com­mit­tee calls for ap­pli­ca­tions, re­views, in­ter­views and then re­ports to mem­bers on the suit­abil­ity of can­di­dates for the MLA board.

Mr He­witt re­ceived an un­usu­ally high 95.07 per cent vote and has served on the se­lec­tion com­mit­tee for the past three year term.

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