Cattle Council of Australia announced today that Margo Andrae has been appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer whilst the Council undertakes a search for a CEO.

Ms Andrae joined the Cattle Council in March this year supporting the organisations governance, communications and industry engagement activities.

Cattle Council president Howard Smith said the appointment of Margo Andrae as Acting Chief Executive Officer provides the Cattle Council time to undertake a full recruitment process for the Chief Executive Officer.

“Margo brings to the role over twenty years’ experience in science and agriculture related industries across multiple sectors covering agricultural research and development, vocational education and training, women’s and youth development programs and a strong background in business management” Mr Smith said.

Ms Andrae has previously worked with CSIRO, the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Local Government and was heavily involved in the National Vocational Education reforms process on behalf of the food and agribusiness sector.

“Through my time with Cattle Council, I have developed a greater understanding of the challenges faced by our producers and the need for strong policy and advocacy on their behalf” Ms Andrae said.

“Over the next few months we will continue to build strong policy positions in consultation with Australian beef producers that represent the foundations for a successful and profitable future”

Mr Smith said “On behalf of the Cattle Council Board and staff I would like to congratulation Margo on her appointment as Acting CEO”.

For further details contact CCA on or 02 6269 5600