The Cattle Council of Australia has announced Margo Andrae has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer.
CCA President Howard Smith says the appointment is welcomed.
“Margo has clearly demonstrated her capability to lead the organisation and the Cattle Council Board are also delighted to appoint the first female Chief Executive Officer.”
Ms Andrae has been acting Chief Executive Officer since August after joining the Cattle Council in March this year managing the organisations'; governance, communications and industry engagement activities.
Mr Smith says the appointment of Ms Andrae as Chief Executive Officer provides the Cattle Council stability and leadership as the industry moves forward in a challenging environment over the coming years.
“Margo’s leadership will bring new direction and a stronger focus on communications, stakeholder engagement and advocacy within the Australian cattle industry.”
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 reform process on behalf of the food and agribusiness sector.