ORTH SYDNEY, Australia – Rob Anderson, New South Wales cattle producer, was appointed as the new chair of Meat & Livestock Australia’s board last week. He was appointed by fellow board members in a special meeting of the MLA Board held in Longreach following the retirement of long-serving chairman Don Heatley at MLA’s annual general meeting.

“I look forward to working with the managing director, Scott Hansen, and my fellow board members to ensure MLA continues to create opportunities for the Australian cattle, sheep and goat industries from the investment of their levies in R&D and marketing,” Anderson said.

Anderson paid tribute to outgoing chairman Don Heatley on his successful six-year term as MLA chairman. “Don Heatley’s unwavering commitment to the Australian red-meat and livestock industry has provided strong leadership through some of the most challenging times for our industry,” he concluded.