New LiveCorp directors named

TWO WA men have been appointed directors of the nation's livestock export body LiveCorp.

Australian Livestock Export Corporation (LiveCorp) chairman Peter Frawley announced a restructuring of the LiveCorp board on Monday, naming Ned McCord, of Broome, and Christopher Buller, of Darkan, as two of the four new independent directors.

Mr McCord has experience in the management of broadacre cat­tle properties across northern Australia and the development of beef cattle herds suitable for the live export trade. Mr Buller is experienced in broadacre sheep breeding and management and also local government.

More than 100 applications for the independent director positions were received.

"As well as bringing a fresh outlook to the board, the new independent members will broaden both stakeholder input and the range of non-exporter skills," Mr Frawley said.

"The new members have an impressive range of backgrounds that will bring valuable experience to one of Australia's most important rural industries."

Animal Health Australia chairman Roly Nieper, of Maleny, Queensland, and Michael Nugent, of Sydney, were also appointed to the board.

Appointees will officially take up their positions after the Live Corp Annual General Meeting in October. A further three directors representing exporters will be elected by LiveCorp members before the AGM.



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