AFTER eight years as executive officer of Agribusiness Gippsland, Sue Webster has resigned take up a new role as communications manager of the new, national Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program.
This is a $13.7m initiative that was detailed in the Agricultural White Paper and is being delivered by Southern Cross University in partnership with the Australian Government.
“Agribusiness Gippsland has risen to become the pre-eminent regional agribusiness group in Victoria, possibly nationally,” Sue said.
“And as the group moves onto new challenges, it marks the moment when I should clear the way for a new executive officer.
“I especially want to thank all Gippsland’s agribusiness stakeholders, in particular the Gippsland local councils and members of the public who have lavished Agribusiness Gippsland with their generosity and goodwill.”
Chair of the Agribusiness Gippsland board Paul Ford said Sue’s enduring legacy is the extensive networks she has nurtured across Gippsland’s $7bn agribusiness value chain.
“The work she has done to develop Gippy AgChat as the group’s flagship newsletter is valued by all stakeholders.
“It is the prime source of information for those readers and goes to more than 10,000 recipients.
“We thank Sue for the important role she has played in developing the organisation.”
Her last day with Agribusiness Gippsland is August 26.