AUSTREX animal welfare assurance manager Kari Moffat has won the 2021 Livestock Exporter Young Achiever of the Year Award.
Nutrien Ag Solutions and the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council announced Kari’s success today, recognising her significant contribution to the live export trade.
Kari is an executive board member of the Queensland Livestock Exporters Association and the current chair of the Young Livestock Exporters Network.
AUSTREX chief executive officer Tom Slaughter said Kari’s significant contribution to the live exporting industry commenced in 2014 when she was studying at Marcus Oldham College and the opportunity arose to board a live export vessel destined for Indonesia.
“Kari seized the moment, deferred her agribusiness degree for two years and sailed full-time as a head stockwoman, overseeing 15 voyages between northern Australia and South East Asia.
“Kari has had an immense impact in the ESCAS supply chain.
“I have been heavily involved with ESCAS since its implementation and I have not seen an individual who has been able to more rapidly identify, address and implement projects to enable enduring change for what is a challenging segment of the supply chain,” he said.
“Kari operates with a level of passion for the industry that rarely comes along.
“Her commitment to fostering and channelling the energy of the younger livestock export community has been an astonishing achievement,” he said.
“With people like Kari in the industry, it’s safe to say we will be in safe hands.”
Nutrien Ag Solutions’ Leon Giglia Nutrien west region livestock manager represented Nutrien on the judging panel this year and announced Ms Moffat’s win at the ALEC virtual Members meeting today.
“I was very impressed by the calibre of the 2021 nominees.
“Each nominee demonstrated a strong passion and commitment for what they do, and they are an assurance of how promising the future is within the live export industry,” he said.
“Nutrien Ag Solutions is proud to support this great initiative recognising young achievers,” Mr Giglia said.
ALEC chief executive officer Mark Harvey-Sutton said Kari is one of many outstanding young professionals working in the live export industry.
“As an industry it is important to give recognition to the exceptional young achievers, their commitment to innovation, leadership, and to world-leading practices.
“Kari’s passion for ensuring the sustainability of the live export trade has overflowed into many industry projects and she has worked hard to advocate for the important place young, passionate professionals play in the future of our industry,” he said.