SALRC Appoints a New Chair

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SALRC appoints Ian Rogan as Chair

The Southern Australia Livestock Research Council (SALRC) has today announced the appointment of Ian Rogan as the incoming Chair of SALRC.

Unanimously selected by the SALRC selection panel from a wide field of strong candidates, Ian Rogan has more than 40 years’ experience in southern production systems, including previous roles with NSW and SA Departments of Agriculture, Hassall and Associates Pty Ltd and Australian Wool Innovation. With extensive Board experience relating to business, research, development, extension, water and natural resource management, Ian is well credentialed to provide leadership to SALRC in its important roles to increase efficiency, collaboration and industry outcomes from research, development and extension.

In his role as SALRC Chair, Ian will lead the organisation’s strategic planning initiatives, provide direction to the Council’s regional committee structure, and assist in the collation of RD&E investment priorities on behalf of SALRC’s producer and investor members. In addition Ian will facilitate the annual collection and collation of producer research priorities for Meat and Livestock Australia’s (MLA) levy- funded project call and join the Red Meat Panel to inform MLA Research, Development and Adoption investments.

“I look forward to the challenge of this new role. I’ve been very impressed with the work SALRC has done in connecting researchers with producers and am excited to be a part of the process. With a few decades in the agriculture research game under my belt, I hope I can bring experience and a fresh outlook to SALRC,” Rogan said.

Ian Rogan will take over from current chair Angus Hobson, who was eligible for reappointment but chose not to apply for a second term. Transition arrangements between the ingoing and outgoing Chair are underway.

Mr Hobson was appointed to the position of SALRC chair in February 2017, and through the course of his tenure has been instrumental in the council’s growth, and the increased recognition SALRC has achieved throughout the red meat industry.

“I congratulate Ian on his appointment and wish him well in his new position,” Mr Hobson said.

The council and regional committees are jointly funded through Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and through investment partners, including state departments, universities and other industry bodies.

Ends – 27/05/2019


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* SALRC is an independent, apolitical body comprising commercial producers and research, development and extension (RD&E) co-investors.  SALRC focuses on identifying and addressing RD&E issues that are impacting the red meat and livestock industries of south-eastern Australia, and works closely with its northern and western counterparts (the North Australia Beef Research Council and Western Australia Livestock Research Council) in progressing national RD&E programs, and supporting Meat and Livestock Australia’s Annual Project Call process.

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