CEO Jed Matz to step down at the end of year
4 October 2016
Mr Matz has driven significant reform and policy improvements during his time with Cattle Council.
On the policy front Mr Matz will be remembered for:
- Being the driving force behind the development and implementation Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System;
- Conceptualising the award winning Livestock Biosecurity Network;
- Developing and implementing the strategic plan for the grassfed beef sector;
- Negotiating acceptable welfare standards for land transport of livestock;
- Management of the Australian cattle industries policy response to the Governments proposed emissions trading scheme including attending COP 15;
- Negotiating the Australian cattle industries requirements during the Korean, Japan and China Trade Agreements;
- Managing the Australian cattle industries policy response to the white paper on Beef Industry Language;
- Driving the implementation of definitions for key raising claims such as Grassfed, Free Range etc. being included in the beef language;
- Growing the Cattle Council’s Rising Champions Initiative to be the prominent beef leadership course and prize of 2016; and
- Remaining a-political in his advocacy for Australian beef producers when working closely with Federal politicians.
- Increasing Cattle Council’s revenue by 100% in the past four years including a significant surplus in 2015/16;
- Building the internal staff numbers, skills and capacity to ensure better policy and communications for beef producers;
- Designing and implementing the Cattle Council consultative committee structure (a strong network of producers where all producers have an opportunity to be involved in policy);
- Implementation of a new constitution and structure for Cattle Council to include direct membership and directly elected board members; and
- The implementation of best practice governance frameworks for not-for-profit companies.
Mr Matz said he was honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to represent such an iconic Australian industry.
“It has been an absolute privilege to work for Cattle Council for the last ten years,” Mr Matz said.
“I have especially enjoyed working with cattle producers and developing friendships with the fantastic people who keep the industry running."
“It is not always an easy job, but it is never dull and it is always very rewarding,” Mr Matz added.
The Cattle Council Board has advertised to appoint a new CEO, with the intention of a smooth transition period towards the end of 2016.
Photo Caption: CEO Jed Matz has announced he will step down after ten years with the Cattle Council of Australia.
The advertisement and position description for the position of CEO can be found here - http://www.cattlecouncil.com.au/about-us/employment-opportunities
For further details contact Caitlin Boucher on firstname.lastname@example.org | 0405 567 991 | (02) 6269 5600