Donoghue announced as new Hereford boss

TAKING CHARGE: New Herefords Australia boss Andrew Donoghue.
TAKING CHARGE: New Herefords Australia boss Andrew Donoghue. Contributed

ANDREW Donoghue has been appointed general manager of Herefords Australia.

In a statement on the Herefords Australia website new chairman Bill Kee said the board was delighted to promote the former breed development manager.

"His role will be to focus on providing high quality services to all classes of members and to this end the board will ensure that Mr Donoghue has the support and facilities to build a staff that is highly equipped to ensure that elements such as the constitutional review, member services and finances are managed to an exemplary standard,” the statement said.

"Mr Donoghue is likewise highly regarded within the hereford breed and throughout the beef industry. The board has every confidence that Mr Donoghue will ensure delivery of the change process, services to members and a renewed confidence in the hereford breed.”

Outgoing CEO Dr Alex Ball will continue with the organisation in a "high level management position” as manager of research and technical implementation.

"Dr Ball brings a proven track record in key areas such as genetics, eating quality and commercial engagement,” Mr Kee wrote.

"He is highly regarded by the hereford breed and his role will be to ensure that Herefords Australia creates the opportunity for hereford breeders to be at the forefront of many of the exciting developments that are happening within the Australian beef industry.

"The board believes that this role provides the environment for Dr Ball to continue to challenge the breed to move forward.”

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