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New leader at Grain Trade Australia

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Grain Trade Australia (GTA) has announced Andrew Goyder from Western Australia as its new Chairman. Goyder replaces Peter Reading, who has retired as GTA Chair after six years in role. The announcement was made at the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) in Melbourne on 1 August 2018.

Reading said: “The timing is right from both an industry and organisation perspective for change in the important role of GTA Chairman. It has been my absolute pleasure to serve both the grains industry and GTA members, and I am pleased to be passing the role to a person of Andrew’s calibre. I know he will provide strong leadership and guidance to GTA going forward.”

Goyder has a long successful record in the grains industry, and currently is Principal of GrainLink Pty Ltd, a medium size grain marketing business in Western Australia; as well as currently sitting on the GTA Board.

“I am humbled and gracious that the GTA Board has shown confidence in me to provide leadership to GTA and the grains industry, and I look forward to working with the Board, GTA staff and importantly GTA Members and continuing the focus on delivering value to GTA members and the grains industry.”

Goyder continued: “GTA knows it does not have a right to exist, and that it must continually provide value to Members. We will continue to work hard on ensuring our products and services including the Trading Standards, contracts, Trade Rules and the Australian Grains Industry Code of Practice meet the needs of our Members and the broader industry. One of the great strengths of GTA is the support it receives from its Members, but we never take this for granted, not for one second.

“On behalf of GTA and the grains industry, I would like to acknowledge and thank Peter Reading for his enormous contribution to our industry. Not only has Peter provided great leadership to GTA, but he has also lead GRDC and played a key role in important moments in the industry’s history such as the merger of CBH and WA Grain Pool.”

Reading replied: “It is enormously satisfying to see the strong evolution that has occurred in the grains industry. The industry is well positioned, and I have great confidence in its future, and expect to see it continue to grow, and know that GTA will continue to play an important role in that growth.”

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