Grower members have elected highly respected Northern Region growers Nigel Corish and Ian Gourley to the board of GrainGrowers, the national grain farmer representative body. Nigel is the Managing Director of New Leaf Ag, farming at Condamine, QLD and Ian’s significant farming enterprise is at Narrabri, NSW.
“I would like to congratulate Nigel on his re-election to the GrainGrowers’ Board, his contribution over the past three years has been greatly valued, particularly his work driving our sustainability agenda. On behalf of the board, we warmly welcome Ian,” said Brett Hosking, GrainGrowers Chair. “Ian has been part of our National Policy Group for many years, and we are excited to now welcome him to the Board of Directors.”
With its 63rd Annual General Meeting taking place virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, members met online today to vote on the Northern Region grower Director candidates and to hear an update from the Board and management on the work of the organisation over the past twelve months. Progress on the Grains Sustainability Framework, ongoing focus on delivering greater trade and market access outcomes for Australian grains in the international marketplace and the introduction of new capacity building initiatives were some of the highlights presented to members.
“GrainGrowers is in a strong position and going from strength to strength. We have great grower support, a strong financial position, very capable team, and will be continuing to focus on directly representing grower interests. GrainGrowers has a steadfast focus on delivering improved grower profitability and sustainability and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” said Mr Hosking. “We know our growers are world-class and it’s important that we make sure their views are represented. The AGM was an opportunity to reflect on the huge amount of work that has taken place over the last year and we are excited to have Ian and Nigel on the Board as we look at ways to continue to work for growers across Australia”.
The organisation also farewelled long-serving board member Andrew Carberry who finished up his rotation after many years with the organisation, as member of the Committee of Advice, Board Director, and as Chairman.
“Andrew’s contribution to GrainGrowers and the grains industry has been immense. Andrew’s relentless focus on delivering to a high standard and commitment to the organisation while at the same time running a highly successful farming operation have been really appreciated by all the team at GrainGrowers.” >> Images available