SHEEP Producers Australia has welcomed new members to its policy council at its annual general meeting this week.
The new council members are Livestock SA member Anthony Hurst, Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA member Twynam Cunningham, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association member Angus Denholm, and independent members George Nichols and Brydie Creagh.
The new council members officially commenced their terms after the SPA AGM on Wednesday 29 November 2023.
SPA said the council has oversight over all policy matters to ensure that body’s agenda is strategic, disciplined, and focused, and to develop policy and advocate on issues that are relevant to the Australian sheep industry.
SPA said the policy council is a dynamic, skills-based unit comprising seven state farming organisation representatives and five independent representatives. The council members provide input into the development of proactive industry policy that supports the sheep industry to be productive and sustainable, and have a profitable future, SPA said.
SPA chairman Andrew Spencer said Sheep Producers Australia is responsible for looking beyond state borders and jurisdictions to advocate for issues that are not confined to individual regions or enterprises.
“The council ensures all our members are represented to provide a united voice on national industry issues,” he said.
The council also works with the SPA policy team to guide the content, direction and monitoring of activities that are closely linked to Red Meat 2030, the Sheep Sustainability Framework and Sheep Producers Australia’s Strategic Plan, SPA said.
“The council has a critical role in advising the board on policy matters and direction,” Mr Spencer said.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to welcome the new members and acknowledge the outgoing members for their valuable contribution and time,” Mr Spencer said.
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Source – SPA.