Darling Downs cotton grower welcomed to Cotton Australia Board

Friday, 1st September 2017 // Breaking News, Media Releases // Comments (0)

Darling Downs cotton grower Matt McVeigh has been appointed a member of Cotton Australia's Board.

Mr McVeigh took up the role at the organisation's Annual General Meeting, held recently in Griffith, NSW. He takes the position of Stuart Armitage, a long-term Board member who retired from his position at the same meeting.

Mr McVeigh is a third-generation Dalby farmer, and was welcomed to the Board by Cotton Australia’s Chairman, Simon Corish.

“Matt brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to Cotton Australia’s Board, particularly for someone so young,” Mr Corish says.

“A Nuffield Scholar, Matt also participates in national and local industry committees. His leadership qualities and commitment to the industry and the community are outstanding.”

“He assumes the position on our Board vacated by Stuart Armitage, who has served tirelessly for Cotton Australia for six years. Stuart is a fantastic advocate for cotton growers, not just for the Darling Downs but for all in Queensland, and was a well-respected and valued member of our Board.”

“While we are sad to see Stuart depart from Cotton Australia’s Board, we are glad that he will continue his advocacy on behalf of farmers as President of the Queensland Farmers’ Federation, of which Cotton Australia is a member.”

“On behalf of the Cotton Australia Board, I thank Stuart Armitage for his years of excellent service, and welcome Matt McVeigh to his new role.”


Cotton Australia is the peak representative body for Australia’s cotton growing industry.


Cotton Australia media contacts:


Adam Kay
CEO, Cotton Australia
0437 695 222


Chris Larsen
Communications Manager, Cotton Australia
0488 189 502


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