Sinclair Munro elected as new Chairman of Angus Australia

Scott Wright, CEO, president Sinclair Munro and vice president Peter Collins.

 Sinclair Munro is the latest in a long line of Angus breeders committing to the continued betterment and governance of Angus Australia, taking on the position of President and Chairperson on the society’s Board of Directors. 

Mr Munro was appointed as President at the recent Angus Australia Board Meeting, held in Albury, NSW on May 23, taking the reins from outgoing President Erica Halliday. 

Mr Munro is a fifth generation Angus breeder hailing from Bingara, NSW, where he and his family operate Booroomooka Angus. The beginnings of Booroomooka Angus were founded in 1926 and now consists of 4,500 Angus commercial and seedstock cattle, selling up to 200 bulls at sale each year. 

Mr Munro does not stand as the first Angus Australia president within his family, with both his father and grandfather past presidents over the history of the society. 

Mr Munro will be supported by newly appointed incoming Vice-President Peter Collins, Merridale Angus, Tennyson, VIC. 

“I’m very proud to be voted President of Angus Australia, and I hope I’m able to contribute well as a President,” said Mr Murno. “I welcome Peter Collins as Vice President and our two new directors, Simon Falkiner and Ed Archer. We have a very insightful top board of nine people. 

“I’m very keen to work with the CEO, Scott Wright, and the management with our vision, Angus for Every System. Our mission really is to maximise the sustainability of members through innovation and service. 

“In order to increase the profit of our members, our core business is to provide and improve genetic improvement tools for our members to use. We also work to ensure market-based Angus premiums and to create efficiency in member services and IT.” 

He continued, “2025 will be a massive year with the World Angus Forum to be held in May. It is also the time that we need to have increased collaboration with other Angus breed societies around the world. Most importantly are our people in our society. We need to continue to attract, develop, and retain talented staff, and continue to encourage member engagement through affiliated groups and consultative committees. 

“Most importantly, as Angus producers, we need to interact with our customers, identify their needs, and satisfy their requirements.” 

Outgoing President Erica Halliday had some parting words for members at the close of her tenure, “I’d thank the Board as a whole. There are some really meaty issues that we’ve got into in the last two years, and I knew that the brilliant brains around that room would solve that.” 

“It’s been an absolute honour to lead that process. My job has been made easier by the very exceptional people that work at Angus Australia, and they have a common vision and a love for the breed and respect for the members,” she said. 

“Lastly, I’d like to thank Scott because he epitomises that genuine love for the breed and respect for people.

“It’s been one of the greatest privileges of my life to work with Scott and the team. I’d also like to thank anyone that’s been on any consultative committee or state group. Keep it up, keep involved. If you want to be on the board, put your hand up. It’s the most amazing experience.” 

-Angus Australia