Grass-fed beef industry pays tribute to CCA CEO Travis Tobin

NSW-cattle--9The Grassfed Beef Restructure Steering Committee has paid tribute to Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) CEO Travis Tobin for his outstanding work after he announced his resignation from CCA last night.

Independent Committee Chair, Andrew Macaulay said Mr Tobin had put the grassfed beef industry on track to achieve substantial and lasting reform.

“Travis has been instrumental in getting an independent industry restructure in motion,” Mr Macaulay said.

“His hard work and dedication to the beef industry have helped establish an industry-led steering committee, equipped to deliver a contemporary representative model for grassfed beef producers.

“I understand this was Travis’ decision, so he could better support his family in Adelaide through personal challenges.

“Travis has been a key figure in the transition to a more democratic, representative and better-funded industry council.

“His decision to leave comes after setting up a solid foundation and putting a process in place for the industry to determine its own future.

“The steering committee has become fully independent and is in a position to complete a restructure of representation in the grassfed beef industry because of his work.

“I thank Travis for his ongoing effort and commitment to produce the best possible outcome.

“CCA will remain involved in the industry restructure as one of 17 producer groups the committee consults around what a new representative body will look like.

“I wish Travis and his family the best and fully support him in this difficult decision”.