Statement I Sheep Producers Australia announces new Board Director
24 November 2021

Sheep Producers Australia is pleased to announce that Mr Ben Thomas has been voted in for one of the two Board Director positions at the Annual General Meeting. As the national body representing Australian sheep producers our vision is to be a trusted influencer, leader and advisor for Australian sheep producers, industry, and government.

“For my entire professional career, I have been directly involved in the sheep industry and recognise the importance of strategic industry leadership. I am passionate about being involved as a Board Director of Sheep Producers Australia to continue to contribute to a prosperous and world leading industry within Australian agriculture.” says Ben Thomas.

“Ben is an agribusiness professional and has extensive experience in and knowledge of the sheep industry, he understands the regulatory process, and the importance of policy. We welcome Ben’s appointment and look forward to working with him and his contribution to the Board.” Mr Andrew Spencer Independent Chair.

Sheep Producers Australia is pleased to advise that Dr Elizabeth Jackson has been reappointed for a second 3 year term and would like to acknowledge the important role that Mr Ian McColl has played as he retires from the Board.

“The Board, staff and members would like to thank Ian for his time on the Board and the contribution he has made. We welcome the re-appointment of Liz and feel the Board is well placed with the new Independent Chair Andrew Spencer to undertake the next big pieces of work, including leading improvements to our national livestock traceability system, and completing a review of sheep transaction levies.”

“The Australian sheep industry has a very bright future.” Mr Mirams outgoing Chair.

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