Media Release

Cattle Council of Australia CEO Announced

24 November 2017

As we close a successful AGM week in Alice Springs Cattle Council of Australia is pleased to announce today that Margo Andrae has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

"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." said Mr Smith

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. 

Cattle Council President Howard Smith said 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.

Mr Smith said “On behalf of the Cattle Council Board and staff I would like to congratulate Margo on her appointment as Chief Executive Officer”.

For further details contact CCA on or 02 6269 5600

Cattle Council President Howard Smith, CEO Margo Andrae and Cattle Council Vice President Tony Hegarty




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