Cattle Council has announced the 7 state and territory finalists for the NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Industry Champion initiative, which empowers and supports young, passionate members of the beef industry. The 2019 finalists are:
- Lucy Morris, WA
- Emily Pullen, Qld
- Tracey Gowen, NSW
- Ella Anderson, Tasmania
- James Campkin-Smith, Vic
- Roley James, NT
- Kate Fairlie, SA
This Agribusiness program exists to develop the skills of the next generation of beef industry leaders. According to CCA Chief Executive Margo Andrae, it is important that industry plays a part in fostering their development.
“It’s critical that we provide young people with a passion for the beef industry with an opportunity to be directly involved and contribute to the decision-making that will affect their futures and the future of their industry,” Ms Andrae said.
“Many of last year’s Rising Champions finalists have gone on to be involved in industry organisations, and it’s pleasing to see them growing and developing as leaders in the beef industry.”
The Agribusiness state finalists will attend a 4-day networking and leadership program in Canberra from the 12-15th of August, and the winner will be announced at a gala dinner in Canberra on August 15. The winner will be sponsored to attend the 2019 International Beef Alliance Conference.
Congratulations to all the finalists!
We must say it’s very exciting to see that the majority of finalists are women, who have traditionally been underrepresented in the beef industry.