Foundation directors of WAMMCO, former Agriculture Minister Monty House and his successor Terry Redman were amongst honoured guests of the Cooperative at the recent farewell in Perth for retiring CEO Des Griffiths on April 28.
The foundation directors who were pictured with Des included (L to R) Graham Nixon, Max Cameron, Mark Bahen, current director Mick Quinlivan, current chairman Dawson Bradford, and Mike Norton.
With Des, they shared the task of addressing major early debts, rationalising surplus processing capacity and changing the WAMMCO ‘culture’ from high volume to high quality lamb production.
“Des has been widely known for his honesty, integrity and fairness and will always be remembered for his dedication and contribution to the industry, “Dawson told guests at the dinner.
Milestones he achieved included post tally-system agreements using principles that still remain today. Des was also a long serving member of most of the national and State meat industry bodies over many years.
He left WAMMCO after introducing Coll MacRury on April 14, and plans to enjoy his retirement in WA with wife Margaret.
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