James Bowie, an Angus beef producer from Bridgetown in Western Australia’s south, will become a member of the inaugural Cattle Australia Board
Mr Bowie becomes a director after one nomination for the Western Australia Livestock Research Catchment was received. As the position is uncontested, his appointment does not need to be put to a vote.
Cattle Council President, Lloyd Hick said he had the utmost confidence in Mr Bowie, and his ability to advance the interests of the Australian grassfed cattle industry.
“I congratulate James on his appointment to the Cattle Australia Board and wish him every success,” Mr Hick said.
“James comes with a substantial background in beef and broader industry, both in the paddock and in the boardroom which will be invaluable to the new organisation.
“Our members in the west will be well-represented with James at the table.”
Mr Bowie said he is committed to building a collaborative and effective organisation that ensures a productive, profitable and sustainable cattle industry.
“This is a time of incredible opportunity for Australian agriculture. It’s also a time where we face significant headwinds,” Mr Bowie said.
“The cattle sector is an extremely significant industry that helps underpin many communities across every single region across Australia.
“It’s critical we come together to work collaboratively and align as one voice on key issues for a stronger and sustainable future.
“I look forward to applying my passion for farming as well as my experience and using my skill set to add to the broad knowledge that I can see evident in the people who have also put their hands up to join the Board.
“Already I can see that we have an outstanding group of leaders from across the beef industry that have been nominated to guide the formation of Cattle Australia, and I am looking forward to working closely with them to contribute to a sustainable and prosperous cattle industry.
“It is important to recognise the Board and staff of the Cattle Council of Australia for their leadership and determination to help establish Cattle Australia.”