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Following its AGM, the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has announced the new formation of its board for the 2023 to 2027 term, combining a mix of experienced industry leaders and talents.

New members were elected in alignment with AMIC’s vision for a profitable, viable, and sustainable Australian meat industry.

Group HW Greenham and Sons GM Tom Maguire has been elected chairperson bringing with him more than 28 years of experience in the meat industry.

Deputy chair, Rob Constable and treasurer Franz Knoll will join Greenham in steering the organisation.

“I look forward to working with the new board, National Councils and the AMIC team as we help propel the entirety of Australia’s post-farm gate meat industry forward.

“The new board is committed to advancing AMIC’s recently adopted strategic goals which will be beneficial to all members whether they make smallgoods, are independent local butchers or are processors and exporters,” said Maguire.

Outgoing chair, Gary Hardwick said his tenure over the past four years had been a ‘deeply rewarding experience’.

“Leading AMIC on two different occasions, as well as signing the merger agreement forming AMIC 20 years ago.

“I am proud of our achievements and confident that the new board will continue to drive the industry forward, addressing both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” said Hardwick.

The full AMIC board includes:

Tom Maguire – HW Greenham and Sons (chair)
Robert Constable – Roberts Meats (deputy chair)
Franz Knoll – Barossa Fine Foods (treasurer)
Trevor Hill - Bruces Meats, South Australia
Peter Stocker - Magnificent Meat Company, Western Australia
Dominick Melrose - Melrose Meats, Queensland
Simon Linke – SAMEX, South Australia
Stacey McKenna - Midfield Group, Victoria 
Terry Nolan - Nolans Meats, Queensland
Emily Pullen - Jims Jerky, Queensland 

CEO Patrick Hutchinson will work with the new board to focus on actualising the goals of its strategic plan. Key initiatives include advocating for members, enhancing member services, and drive innovation throughout the industry. The board will also prioritise nurturing AMIC's existing relationships across government, industry and the community.

“I am looking forward to working with the new board over the next term as we strive to deliver for and be the voice of our members whilst continuing to show the governments of Australia, our international trading partners’ as well as the wider community the value of the Australian meat industry,” said Hutchinson.

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