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RMAC announces New CEO

The Red Meat Advisory Council Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Reith Parker as the new Chief Executive Officer for RMAC.

Mr Parker has most recently been an Advisor to the Queensland Office of the Leader of the Opposition; a role requiring extensive stakeholder engagement and industry relationship management.

Prior to this Mr Parker gained experience in economics, trade and industry affairs with Sheep Producers Australia. He also has an academic background in agriculture, focused on regulatory risk in ruminant livestock industries.

“Mr Parker was chosen from a strong field of candidates. His drive, knowledge of industry and ability to engage the room impressed the selection panel,” Mr McKillop, Independent Chair of RMAC said.

“Mr Parker’s previous experience in navigating the vast and varying degree of stakeholder policies and views, all while delivering outcomes will be an asset to the red meat and livestock industry.”

“We look forward to working with Mr Parker to chart industry’s strategic direction through Red Meat 2030 and achieving our industry’s vision and priorities.”

Mr McKillop also thanked RMAC’s interim CEO, Mr Ron Cullen for his tireless work during the transition period. Mr Cullen has kept RMAC on path since previous RMAC CEO, Ms Anna Neelagama left the role in August 2020.

Mr Parker will commence his role as RMAC CEO in mid-January 2021.

Taken from RMAC 2020. 

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