Holstein Australia has announced the appointment of new Director, Philip Hall, to the Holstein Australia Board for a three year term.
Mr Hall, of Hall’s Family Dairy, Wokalup in Western Australia, is the current Holstein Australia WA Regional Chair and former Non-regional representative on Holstein Australia’s Strategic Directions Committee, having resigned this position upon his appointment to the Board.
Mr Hall replaces Past President and departing Director, David Johnston of Segenhoe Park Holsteins, Victoria. Mr Johnston has served as a Holstein Australia director for 12-years. Prior to this he fulfilled multiple Committee and Sub-Branch roles on behalf of the Association and its members.
Patrick Glass of Kerrick Park Holsteins, Gundowring, Victoria, returns as Federal President reappointed for a third 12-month term.
Toria Patten of Ryanna Holsteins, Maffra, Victoria, takes up one of the three Non-regional representative positions on the Association’s Strategic Directions Committee.
Commenting on the appointments Mr Glass said: “The Holstein Australia Board will benefit greatly from Phil Hall’s experience and knowledge gained from years dairying in Harvey district of WA. He believes passionately in the future of the Association and the direction of the breed and has made an invaluable contribution over the years at sub-branch and regional level.
“I would also like to thank David Johnston, not just for his 12 years on the Board, but for what has been a lifetime working passionately on behalf of Holstein Australia and its members. For over 40 years David has been a stalwart of the breed beginning in the Manning district of NSW and then in Victoria’s west, and will be much missed around the Board room table by myself and my fellow directors.
“And welcome to Toria Patten, a great addition to our Strategic Directions Committee. Toria will be well known to our members throughout Gippsland and more recently supporting our West Gippsland Sub-Branch.”
Established in 1914, Holstein Australia is the largest dairy cattle breed society in Australia. Recognised as a world leader in the provision of registration, classification and genetic improvement services for dairy producers, its Herdbook and Appendix contain the records of more than two million animals, with 60,000 new registrations and 50,000 classifications each year. Holstein Australia represents its members on numerous Australian and international organisations, and provides an independent, member-focused voice on matters affecting genetic improvement in the Australian dairy industry.
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