New Director for Genetics Australia

Nov 23, 2016

Media Release

New Director for Genetics Australia

Bacchus Marsh, Monday November 21st 2016:

Genetics Australia recently held elections for two vacant Board positions. Long serving Director and former Chairman, Ross Gordon of Cohuna did not seek re-election to the Board and Tony Doyle of Wallacedale had completed his first term as a director and did seek re-election.

Kollora Dairyfarmer, John Pekin and former director Wim Kampschoer of Simpson contested the ballot along with Mr. Doyle. The result saw Mr. Pekin and Mr. Doyle successfully elected to the Board. Genetics Australia Chairman Trevor Henry said, ‘I particularly want to thank Ross Gordon for his significant contribution to Genetics Australia over many years, Ross was on the Board for 10 years as a director, five of those as Chairman. We wish him and his family all the best for the future. I would also like to welcome John Pekin to our Board and look forward to his contribution.

The Chairman also commented that the Co-operative completed the call on shares process, and now has a solid base of over 1,100 members, who are fully paid up and active. This group have been rewarded for their commitment with the re-introduction of a Progeny Test rebate for Shareholders.

‘As a result of the restructure we undertook a couple of years ago, Genetics Australia is now on solid ground and has commenced the process of reinvesting in new sales and marketing initiatives designed to build growth back into its core business of providing World Class Australian proven genetics for Australian farmers.’

‘Together with a continued focus on offering high quality imported genetics as well as breeding related merchandise, the Board are very confident Genetics Australia has the breadth and depth of products to meet all our customers” requirements.’

Mr. Henry said, that the Genetics Australia breeding program continues to set the standard in the supply of top daughter proven & young genomic bulls for Australian farmers.

For more information:

Trevor Henry
0429 451 548

Anthony Shelly
0408 529 410

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