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New Meat & Fibre Executive

New Meat & Fibre Executive


Federated Farmers Meat and Fibre Executive have elected their new Chairperson, Rick Powdrell, and consequently elected to the Federation’s Board.

“It is with great pleasure that I hand over the reigns to Rick Powdrell, who has been my vice-Chair for the past year. I would also like to congratulate Sandra Faulkner, as the new vice-Chairperson, the re-election of Chris Irons, and to our two new executive members, Michael Salvesen and Miles Anderson.” says Jeanette Maxwell, Federated Farmers outgoing Meat & Fibre Chairperson.

“The new Meat & Fibre Executive have all been active members of the Federation’s Meat & Fibre Council, and I would like to congratulate them all on their well deserved appointments,” said Mrs Maxwell.

Incoming Meat & Fibre Chair, Rick Powdrell’s, election was unanimous, as was the rest of the executive team.

“I have been with the Federation since 1986 and farming for 34 years, and I am thrilled to accept this nomination,” said Rick Powdrell, Federated Farmers incoming Meat & Fibre Chairperson.

“The meat and fibre industry is set to face increasing regulation and I believe to take ‘the team’ forward we need to collaborate across industry stakeholder groups.

“Sheep and beef farmers are the grass roots of this country and we have many facets that we can build on through both the meat and fibre industries. In order for us to do this we need to know where we are going, what we want to achieve and have confidence in the sector.

“We have a powerful and valuable industry, which is forecast by the Ministry for Primary Industries to reach $8 billion this year. To see greater returns there needs to be better communication and understanding within the industry. We also need farmers to better engage as the future of the industry hinges on the grass roots getting stuck in.

“Our new Executive have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry and will play a key part in making this happen, together with our full Meat & Fibre Council,” concluded Mr Powdrell.

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