Australian Dairy Farmers has appointed a new chief executive officer who has recently worked in the United States.
David Inall has been appointed to the position after being United Egg Producers senior vice-president in Atlanta, Georgia.
He comes from a background working with industry and government on strategic policy matters, including animal welfare and sustainability.
Mr Inall said he was excited to be joining the team at ADF and looked forward to working alongside the chairman and board, members and ADF staff, as well as the broader value chain.
Having started his policy career with the NSW Dairy Farmers’ Association, Mr Inall has also held the positions of Cattle Council of Australia chief executive officer and Meat & Livestock Australia/Livecorp livestock export manager (Asia and Australia).
‘‘It is an honour to now be returning to this great industry and while dairy farmers are currently navigating their share of challenges, I am confident that the outlook is bright as the industry is poised to seize upon future opportunities,’’ Mr Inall said.
He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Western Sydney and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
ADF interim chief executive officer John McQueen, who took on the role as a short-term replacement, will continue in the position until Mr Inall starts in early July.