South Australian woolgrower Richard Halliday has been reappointed to continue to captain the wool industry’s lobby group, WoolProducers Australia, with NSW woolgrower Ed Storey continuing as second in charge.
Mr Halliday was re-elected to the role at the WPA annual general meeting (AGM) held in Canberra on Tuesday, alongside two new directors John Hassell, Western Australia and Jamie Rowe, NSW.
Incumbent independent director Steve Harrison, Victoria, remained on the board, as well as WPA senior vice president Ed Storey, NSW Farmers’ wool committee member.
Long standing independent directors, Charlie Merriman and Max Watts did not re-stand for election.
Mr Halliday said WPA had had a successful year promoting issues affecting Australian woolgrowers at a national policy level.
“Areas of focus have included national and international representation on areas as diverse as animal welfare, emergency animal disease preparedness, endemic disease surveillance, shearing industry safety and levy expenditure accountability and transparency,” he said.
“Working in the interests of woolgrowers is at the forefront of everything that WoolProducers does.”
During the AGM, WoolProducers unveiled a modernised, revamped website.