Two new directors named to MLA
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.