Media Release - 10/04/11
Scott Weir, an experienced meat industry professional from New Zealand, has been appointed to replace Coll MacRury as CEO of major WA export lamb processor, WAMMCO International.
WAMMCO Chairman, Dawson Bradford said Mr Weir was currently Head of Livestock for PGG Wrightson Ltd., New Zealand. He was expected to take control of the WA cooperative early in July.
“Scott has the credentials WAMMCO will need to manage the supply crisis we face over the next few years, being skilled not only at working with producers, but also with processing and marketing staff to service both export and domestic customers.
“He has contacts with the Australian and New Zealand Lamb Company which represents WAMMCO in the US, and he also has a reputation for successful business development, ” he said.
At 50 years of age, Mr Weir has worked in most facets of the NZ livestock/processing industry since becoming a management cadet with W & R. Fletcher (NZ) Ltd on completion of his studies at Fielding Agricultural High School in 1978.
He went on to develop the Waitotara Meat Company Ltd from scratch from 1988, achieving a $100 million annual turnover in his 10 years as general manager. Scott served as general manager of livestock when Waitotara was taken over by Richmond Ltd in 2000.
Mr Bradford said the new CEO’s principal interest was in lamb production, processing and marketing, and WAMMCO would be looking to Mr Weir to assist with the massive job of rebuilding WA’s sheep and lamb industries.
Coll MacRury will continue as WAMMCO’s CEO through the transition.