MLA’s AGM took place last Thursday 26 November. The formal proceedings of the AGM included considerations of MLA’s accounts, the election of two Directors to the Board and one cattle producer representative to the Board Selection Committee.

  • Manny Noakes received 95.57% of votes in favour of re-election. Professor Noakes is a research scientist in nutrition and health with over 30 years of R&D and nutrition communication experience. She has extensive knowledge in many fields of nutrition and health including the food regulatory system and functional food substantiation, and an in-depth knowledge of the role of red meat in human nutrition.
  • Jacqueline Wilson-Smith received 95.95% of votes in favour of election. Jacqueline is an independent, agri-food specialist NED with extensive strategic marketing and export development experience. She brings design-led innovation, sustainability, consumer insight, creative marketing of products, global network capital, and an international perspective to the board room table.
  • Julie McDonald was elected as the cattle producer representative with 90.93% of votes in favour.  Julie is the current CFO of MDH Pty Ltd and has been involved in the QLD northern beef industry for approximately 20 years. She has a working knowledge of the grass and grain-fed markets, breeding, backgrounding and grain-fed production systems, and has had exposure to the boxed beef market for approximately eight years.

MLA MD, Jason Strong delivered his keynote address, which has been covered by industry media including Farm Online and Beef Central.

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