Producers’ body gets new boss
WoolProducers Australia announced Ed Storey was nominated president of the organisation, with Steve Harrison taking up the senior vice-president position.
Mr Storey is a fourth-generation woolgrower on his family’s property at Yass in New South Wales.
The announcement follows WoolProducers’ annual general meeting, held in Sydney last week, where immediate past president Richard Halliday stood down after completing his maximum fouryear term.
Mr Storey thanked Mr Halliday for his service to WoolProducers and the wider wool industry.
“Richard has contributed immensely to the wool industry over his tenure and oversaw a number of essential policy decisions to take the industry forward,” he said. “Some of these issues include the establishment of a Wool Industry Trust, pain relief, the end of a restrictive approach to OJD management, industry structural reform and ongoing input into wild dog management.”
Mr Storey said he looked forward to working with Mr Harrison, the WoolProducers board and staff to continue advocating in the interests of all Australian woolgrowers.
“A key priority of WoolProducers going forward is to ensure that all wool industry service providers and representative organisations are working together to serve the industry in the most efficient and effective manner possible,” he said.
Mr Storey said WoolProducers welcomed the appointment of Collette Garnsey to the role of AWI chairwoman and was looking forward to working with its new leadership team to ensure positive outcomes for woolgrowers and the wider industry.