Muresk Institute adds new industry representatives to advisory committee

Muresk Institute is Western Australia's skills hub for modern agriculture, working closely with industry and training partners to ensure industry-driven education and training opportunities are made available, to meet the demand for skilled workers. 

The Muresk Institute Advisory Committee (MIAC) was established in 2013 to strengthen collaboration between Muresk Institute, industry and the community. The committee provides high quality advice and guidance contributing to the future direction of Muresk as a commercially sustainable, multi-use facility for the delivery of training, research and programs that are responsive to industry and regional needs. On 23 November, Muresk announced the addition of eight new industry representatives to MAIC.

Muresk Institute general manager Prue Jenkins said existing members felt broader industry representation was needed on the Muresk Institute Advisory Committee (MIAC) to further contribute to the high level industry advice it provides. "The eight new members are well known and highly respected in the agriculture industry. “ Ms Jenkins said. “They will help inform Muresk to make the best decisions in relation to the programs we deliver and business opportunities we undertake. The last six months have been some of our most successful with the implementation of new initiatives like the SmartFarm, and we want to build on this momentum so Muresk can better support WA's booming agriculture industry. I’m certain our new committee members will help us empower WA’s agriculture industry and make the most of the exciting new opportunities to support emerging markets and technological advancements.”

The new MIAC committee members are as follows.

  • Brad Jones, Managing Director Cropcair Pty Ltd and Director Bungulla Farming Pty Ltd
  • Glen Brayshaw, Rural Consultant Planfarm Pty Ltd
  • Matthew Williams, Area Manager, CSBP Fertilisers
  • Julie Alvaro, Grain Research Development Corporation Western Panel Member, Grower Windsor Hart Enterprises, DPIRD Soil and Land Conservation Ministerial Advisory Committee
  • John Seabrook, Farmer Seabourne Farm and Machinery Importer
  • Duncan Young, Farmer, President WA Farmers Grains Council, GPA Policy Council of Australia, GIWA Barley and Oats Standards Committee
  • Kellie McCrum, Manager Culture and Capability, CBH Group
  • Ian Hanna, Committee Member, Australian Dohne Breeders Association’s National Council.

The new members were appointed by the Department of Training and Workforce Development's Director General for a three-year term.

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