1 Dec A new President for the Australian Alpaca Association

MEDIA RELEASE

1 December 2020

 

A new President for the Australian Alpaca Association

 

Australia’s peak industry body for alpacas the Australian Alpaca Association (AAA) celebrated a year of significant progress and welcomed a new President and new Board members at their virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week.

 

It has been a challenging year for the alpaca industry against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, bushfire and drought. “The lack of alpaca shows and regional training and educational events in 2020 has had a significant impact on our industry.  Whilst many have expressed disappointment in not being able to exhibit their latest generation of genetics, it has been re-assuring to hear so many express a disappointment in missing the social side of our industry” said Prue Walduck, Interim AAA President

 

The AAA is pleased to announce that Mr Brett Fallon (pictured) has been appointed as the company’s President, bringing with him considerable experience in the banking sector and in the alpaca industry. Mr Fallon, who farms near Albany in WA returns to the AAA Board after a period as a Director alongside returning Directors Mr Mick Williams, Ms Carolyn Austin and Mrs Sarah Wheeler, who were each reappointed at the Annual General Meeting.

Mr Fallon will serve a three-year term as President, replacing Interim President Prue Walduck who stepped up when previous President Andrew Munn resigned due to a work relocation.

 

“I look forward to assisting articulate the member driven culture to promote producer productivity and profitability.” said Mr Fallon.

 

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Media enquiries:

Amanda Olthof, AAA Chief Executive Officer

0421 649 843 ceo@alpaca.asn.au

 

Picture:

Mr Brett Fallon  

Credit (supplied)

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