Livestock Biosecurity Network appoints AHA manager as CEO

Sheep Central August 24, 2017

Incoming Livestock Biosecurity Network executive officer Duncan Rowland

ANIMAL Health Australia biosecurity executive manager Duncan Rowland will head up the Livestock Biosecurity Network from mid-October.

The Livestock Biosecurity Network has appointed Mr Rowland to the position of chief executive officer.

Mr Rowland currently serves AHA’s executive manager – Biosecurity and Product Integrity Services, where he has worked to strengthen the country’s animal health system since 2004.

LBN said Mr Rowland comes with a considerable wealth of knowledge and experience in biosecurity, animal health and welfare into LBN.

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LBN chairman James Kellaway said Mr Rowland’s appointment was a huge step in the right direction for the continued growth, and ongoing ability for LBN to provide excellence in biosecurity, animal health and welfare extension services to the livestock industries.

“Duncan has already contributed a great deal to LBN in his capacity as executive manager at AHA. His rapport with both LBN staff and directors and his understanding of LBN has him well-placed to succeed as CEO,” Mr Kellaway said.

Mr Rowland will commence as CEO in mid-October, marking a new era for LBN which is focused on creating enhanced partnerships, fostering innovation, providing outstanding services to its stakeholders and securing sustainable funding, LBN said.

“The LBN board has the utmost confidence that LBN will continue to deliver value to its partners, stakeholders and producers under Duncan’s leadership and with the ongoing contribution of its valued staff complement,” Mr Kellaway said.

Mr Rowland said he is excited to begin his new role and is optimistic about LBN’s future in building a positive, proactive work culture and delivery framework, with a sole focus of providing excellence in service delivery to LBN’s stakeholders.

“I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead LBN and work with an incredible team of people, reaching out and working with farmers to achieve the best health and welfare outcomes for their livestock.”

“It’s important we continue to support industry and governments by extending information and services to our producers,” he said.

“LBN is becoming known as the go-to organisation for the delivery of biosecurity, animal health and welfare services to the livestock industry.”

Source: LBN.


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