LIVESTOCK Biosecurity Network has endorsed former Australian Egg Corporation managing director James Kellaway as its new chairman.
At the recent LBN annual general meeting a new board was endorsed, with Mr Kellaway taking on the role of chairman.
Mr Kellaway said he was honoured to have been appointed LBN chairman.
“I look forward to working proactively with my fellow directors and LBN’s skilful staff to ensure LBN makes a meaningful contribution in delivering animal health, welfare and biosecurity services to the constituents of the cattle industry and other member industries.”
Mr Kellaway was previously also chairman of the Animal Health Australia Industry Forum and chairman of the National Animal Biosecurity RD&E Strategy.
Outgoing LBN chairman and Cattle Council of Australia representative, Hamish Munro, will continue to support LBN as a director.
“The work already undertaken by LBN staff and peak industry councils provides LBN with a strong foundation to better prepare Australia’s livestock industries to manage biosecurity risks,” Mr Munro.
The other board members are Melinee Leather, Cattle Council of Australia representative and; Kathleen Plowman and Sharon Starick, from Animal Health Australia.