The Board of Grains Australia Limited (GA) has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Wilson.

GA Chair Mr Terry Enright said current GA non-executive director Andrew Young would immediately assume the role of interim CEO, in an executive director capacity.

Andrew is a highly experienced agribusiness leader who has held several senior executive and director roles across both grain and livestock supply chains over the past 26 years. He is currently Chair of Western Australia’s largest pork producer, Westpork, and a Director of Plum Grove.

“The appointment of Andrew as interim CEO will ensure the organisation maintains its strategic focus and momentum to deliver on its objective to combine a multitude of industry good functions under the one organisation,” Mr Enright said.

“The Board of GA is committed to illustrating to industry a clear path to integration of grain classification, trade and market access, market information and education in a timely manner.

“Following the integration of the Grains Industry Market Access Forum (GIMAF) we are well progressed with the integration of Wheat Quality Australia (WQA) and have taken responsibility for the daily administration of the National Working Party on Grain Protection (NWPGP),” he said.

Mr Enright extended his appreciation to Mr Wilson for his efforts during the complex establishment phase for the organisation.

“Jonathan bought to the role enthusiasm, integrity and a relationship-oriented approach that was appreciated as we look to bring the industry together. We wish him well in the next stage of his career,” Mr Enright said.

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