Cotton Australia, the peak representative body for Australia’s cotton growing industry, has made new team appointments in the Macintyre Valley and St George districts.
Cate Wild is Cotton Australia’s new Regional Manager for the Macintyre Valley, based in Goondiwindi. Ms Wild’s primary role is to act as the organisation’s primary liaison with growers in the valley, ensuring their voices are heard on important policy and operational issues.
Cate will also be Cotton Australia’s representative to the Macintyre Valley Cotton Growers’ Association (CGA), informing the CGA of Cotton Australia’s latest initiatives and seeking feedback from growers. In addition, she will help organise and participate in local events such as workshops and information sessions, and promote the organisation’s education and workforce program to schools.
Ms Wild has a background as a cotton agronomist, crop consultant and businesswoman, and previously held the role of Secretary for the Macintyre Valley CGA.
Rebecca Fing, formerly the organisation’s Regional Manager for the same district, has taken up a new role as Cotton Australia’s Workforce Coordinator. In her new role, Rebecca is responsible for driving Cotton Australia’s workforce strategy to ensure growers and the industry have access to well-trained and skilled staff into the future.
In conjunction with the shift in Cotton Australia’s regional team in the Macintyre Valley, the organisation’s St George & Dirranbandi Regional Manager - Jane Hill - has taken on additional responsibility in the Border Rivers region, extending her role to look after growers in the Mungindi district.
Cotton Australia General Manager, Michael Murray, says the organisation’s new staff arrangements would improve its service to growers.
“These changes will ensure Cotton Australia continues to deliver great results on behalf of growers and the industry, not just at a local level but in the important arena of workplace and training policy,” Mr Murray says.
“Although Cate, Rebecca and Jane’s roles are part-time, they are all extremely dedicated, capable and well-respected within the cotton community, and I know they will deliver fantastic results for growers and the industry.”
Cotton Australia media contacts:
General Manager, Cotton Australia
0427 707 868
Communications Manager, Cotton Australia
0488 189 502