New Northern Territory Livestock Exporters' Chairman
The leadership of the Northern Territory Livestock Exporters’ Association (NTLEA) has entered a new chapter, with the appointment of well-known northern cattle identity David Warriner as chairman at the NTLEA’s annual general meeting in Darwin yesterday.
Mr Warriner fills the vacancy created by incumbent chairman Andy Gray who chose not to stand for a second term.
NTLEA chief executive officer Stuart Kemp praised Mr Gray’s service and welcomed Mr Warriner into his new role.
“We are very grateful to Andy for two years of dedicated service. We thank Andy for all his hard work and wish him all the best,” Mr Kemp said.
“Exporters are pleased to confirm David Warriner as our new chairman, in what is a vital leadership role in one of the Northern Territory’s most significant industries ($600 million pa).
“David is widely respected for his vast experience in Australia’s cattle industry, especially the Northern Territory.”
Mr Warriner is the immediate past president of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association. He has worked extensively in the beef industry in a number of key leadership roles across the supply chain.
“David understands the livestock export industry and has a great awareness of the role the live trade plays in the northern cattle industry,” Mr Kemp said.
“His previous high-level management roles in the cattle supply chain and more recent work as an industry consultant has given him great insight into the whole sector, from the stock camp right through to the international market.”
“His advocacy and leadership skills will be of great value to livestock exporters in the Northern Territory in helping us to overcome market challenges, making the most of ongoing trade opportunities and working collaboratively with other stakeholders in the supply chain to ensure Darwin remains the central point in a modern and economically profitable trade which enjoys the support of government and the broader community.”
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