ELDERS’ long-standing national and Victoria-Riverina executive general manager Malcolm Hunt has retired from the company to devote more time to family and other pursuits.
An Elders statement last week said Mr Hunt leaves an admirable legacy after serving the agribusiness sector since 1979 and Elders for over thirty years.
He served on the boards of the Australian Wool Exchange, Livestock Markets Ltd in South Australia and AWH Ltd.
Mr Hunt said he fondly remembers working with wool growers and pastoralists throughout Victoria, New South Wales South Australia and Tasmania after starting his career in 1979 as a trainee at Australian Estates in Melbourne.
“I have had the opportunity to work with many wonderful people, staff and clients, in this great Australian industry.
“I consider it a privilege to have been able to play a part in Elders’ resurgence over this past decade,” Mr Hunt said.
Elders managing director and chief executive officer Mark Allison saind Mr Hunt was instrumental in the turnaround of Elders through the implementation of the company’s Eight Point Plan strategies.
“Under Malcolm’s leadership in the zones and the network, Elders have achieved extraordinary growth and welcomed many new talented people into the business.
“He rightly occupies a statesman like leadership position within Elders and the industry more broadly. He is not only a colleague, but a part of the Elders family, who has made a significant contribution to us for many years,” Mr Allison said.
Congratulations goes to Malcolm Hunt for a long and distinguishing working life in the sheep and wool industry . All the best in your retirement! Cheers Frank Byrne.