Murray Dairy has appointed Dhurringile dairy farmer Tony McCarthy and Echuca’s Chris Thomas as the newest members to the Murray Dairy Board at its Annual General Meeting , held in Tatura in October.
Tony is the owner and manager of a Dhurringile dairy farm near Tatura. Tony has had a very strong, varied and international career in dairying, spanning more than 25 years. Opportunities have allowed Tony to experience working in both Ireland and Saudi Arabia for extended periods before heading to Australia, which is now home.
Chris Thomas is Fonterra’s Supplier Forum Manager and is the founding board director of GMH Agcare. With Masters in both Corporate Leadership and also in Applied Science (Rural & Regional Development), Chris has a demonstrated focus on the sustainability and wellbeing of farming families, their employees and their rural communities.
During the meting, Murray Dairy also appointed Richard (Rick) Cross as Chairman and Karen Moroney as Deputy Chair. These appointments follow from the conclusion of terms for outgoing Chairman Malcolm Holm and the outgoing Deputy Chair Tony Flett.