Hunt on for new dairy boss

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

DAIRY Aus­tralia has launched an in­ter­na­tional re­cruit­ment process af­ter man­ag­ing direc­tor Ian Hal­l­i­day an­nounced he would not seek to re­new his con­tract when it ex­pires at the end of the year.

Af­ter nearly nine years in the role, Mr Hal­l­i­day said it was time to bring in some fresh think­ing to as­sist the Dairy Aus­tralia Board in the de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of a new strate­gic plan.

“It has been an ab­so­lute priv­i­lege to work with the Dairy Aus­tralia team and peo­ple from right across the dairy and gov­ern­ment sec­tors and I am proud of the way we’ve been able to all work to­gether through some in­cred­i­bly chal­leng­ing times,” Mr Hal­l­i­day said.

Mr Hal­l­i­day said he would be work­ing with the Dairy Aus­tralia Board to en­sure a smooth tran­si­tion to a new man­ag­ing direc­tor.

“With Jeff Odgers elected as the new chair in late 2017 and my con­tract com­ing to an end in 2018, it’s time to bring in a fresh per­spec­tive,” he said.

Mr Odgers praised Mr Hal­l­i­day’s con­tri­bu­tion to the dairy in­dus­try dur­ing his time at the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“Ian’s lead­er­ship has brought Dairy Aus­tralia closer to farm­ers and that has put the or­gan­i­sa­tion in a stronger place,” Mr Odgers said.

He said the Dairy Aus­tralia Board was now fo­cussed on find­ing a new man­ag­ing direc­tor and had en­gaged re­cruit­ment agency Spencer Stu­art to man­age the process.

Mr Hal­l­i­day joined Dairy Aus­tralia in Jan­uary 2010.

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