I want to make a difference; bring my experiences in livestock and leadership to the role; be a part of a team that works for our landholders.Alison Hamilton
FOURTH generation beef cattle producer Alison Hamilton will take up a position on the board of the Riverina Local Land Service (LLS).
Mrs Hamilton and husband Andrew runs a cattle trading business at Ladysmith in southern NSW.
In addition to running cattle Mrs Hamilton also runs a business called AJM Livestock Solutions which aims to help producers in the industry adopt technology and data recording.
" ... I help them access new markets and navigate industry systems such as the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database and LPA audits," she said.
Mrs Hamilton said she was looking forward to the role with Riverina LLS and enjoyed the process of leadership and making a contribution.
"I am really excited about being elected ... I am looking forward to the opportunity."
"I want to make a difference; bring my experiences in livestock and leadership to the role; be a part of a team that works for our landholders."
Mrs Hamilton has been involved in agriculture throughout her life and her family runs a commercial beef operation near Crookwell.
She studied agriculture business and has held various roles with Meat and Livestock Australia, NSW Department of Primary Industry and other rural groups.
The new board was recently announced by minister for agriculture and western NSW, Adam Marshall.
The board includes three people who were successful in board elections and four members including the chairman, Barney Hyams, who have been appointed by the minister.
"I welcome the Riverina board with its mix of new and familiar faces," said Richard Bull, LLS state-wide chairman.
"Their combined skills and experience will ensure they can provide strong strategic direction to Riverina LLS over the coming years," he said.
New faces on the Riverina Local Land Services 2020 board include:
- Gillian Kirkup who owns and farms irrigation properties near Leeton and is a director of SunRice
- Alison Hamilton who is a beef cattle producer and consultant based near Wagga Wagga has been elected
- Bill Kingwill who is a fourth generation grazier from Adjungbilly has been elected
Those returning to the board:
- Barney Hyams from Batlow who is a state representative for the Australian apple and pear industry has been re-appointed to the board and as chairman
- Diana Gibbs of Wagga, who runs a resource economics practice and co-runs a pastoral property near Wagga has been re-appointed
- Elke Cleverdon who is a partner in a broadacre grain and beef production enterprise near Young has been re-appointed
- Paul Funnell, who operates an irrigation and mixed farming property at Collingullie has been re-elected