The CEO of AUSVEG Mr Richard Mulcahy yesterday informed the Board of his retirement, effective immediately.
The Board has accepted this decision and wishes Mr Mulcahy well in his retirement.
AUSVEG Skills-based Director Mr Simon Bolles has been appointed interim CEO while the vegetable Peak Industry Body conducts a thorough search for Mr Mulcahy’s replacement.
“AUSVEG’s number one priority has always been providing effective representation for Australia’s hard-working vegetable and potato growers,” said AUSVEG Chairman Geoff Moar.
“The Board has every confidence that AUSVEG will continue to provide exceptional representation and high quality service provision to the Australian vegetable industry under the guidance of Mr Bolles and key senior staff.”
“In particular the 2016 National Horticulture Convention, which has the highest ever number of industry bodies involved, a sold-out Trade Show and event registrations approximately 15 per cent higher than at the same time last year, is set to become the most successful event in the history of Australian horticulture.”
“AUSVEG has a long and proven history of advocating for growers and representing their interests on important industry issues since its inception, most notably the successful campaign that resulted in the recent advancements to Australia’s country of origin labelling laws.”
“Australian vegetable and potato growers can rest assured that it is business as usual and that AUSVEG can continue to best represent the interests of the Australian vegetable industry.” 

Shaun Lindhe, AUSVEG Manager – Communications
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