MLA Weatherley appointed as CEO

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Friday, August 26, 2016
Photo: MLA

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has announced the appointment of respected research and development (R&D) manager Dr Jane Weatherley as chief executive officer (CEO) of the red meat industry’s new Integrity and Information Systems Company.
The new role will see Dr Weatherley lead the evolution of an expanded NLIS Limited into a new company to streamline the management of Australia’s traceability and quality assurance programs for beef, sheep and goat meat.

The changes follow a decision by industry and government – through their Safemeat partnership – that one company be given responsibility for delivering a fully integrated integrity system. The system includes the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) and National Vendor Declaration (NVD) programs, which have been separately managed until now.

“After an extensive executive recruitment process, I’m delighted that Dr Jane Weatherley has accepted the role of CEO of industry’s new Integrity and Information Systems Company,” MLA Managing Director Richard Norton said. “I’m also pleased to announce that Jo Quigley, who has been acting CEO, will take on the role of chief operating officer (COO) in the new company, which will be a subsidiary of MLA.

In addition to managing industry’s integrity systems, the new company will also be charged with building a fully integrated information platform for delivery of MLA's component of the industry's Value Chain Digital Strategy. Jo will play a key role with Jane in delivering these important industry outcomes.

Sean Starling will take on a new role of General Manager – Research, Development and Innovation. Sean will manage all MLA’s R&D programs and innovation throughout the red meat and livestock value chain.

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