SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — The GrainGrowers’ organization elected leaders to its board of directors during its annual general meeting in Bendigo, Australia.

There was one director vacancy for the Northern Region and two director vacancies for the Southern Region.

Nigel Corish was elected as a director for the Northern Region. Corish will serve until the 2021 GrainGrowers annual general meeting. He is a fourth-generation farmer from Goondiwindi, Queensland, and runs a family enterprise of a rain fed food and fiber company.

Julia Hausler, current board member, and Brett Hosking, incumbent chairman, were both re-elected for the Southern Region.

Hosking farms in Quambatook, Victoria, and has worked hard to strengthen the ties between GrainGrowers and growers.

Hausler is a grain grower from the Wimmera region of Victoria and is focused on ensuring she makes a difference to the rural regions of Australia on behalf of growers.

“I would like to congratulate Nigel, Brett and Julia and am looking forward to working with them as we continue to work on behalf of our grower members across Australia,” said David McKeon, chief executive officer of GrainGrowers. “I believe our directors bring a wealth of experience and industry knowledge that is invaluable.”

Director Michele Allan officially completed her tenure on the GrainGrowers Board. Allan’s contribution was recognized at the meeting.

“On behalf of the GrainGrowers board and management, we would like to thank Michele for her six years of service on the board,” McKeon said. “The strategic vision that Michele has brought to the organization has been greatly appreciated.”

GrainGrowers is currently undertaking an executive search for Allan’s replacement.