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ALFA Appoints New CEO

09 September 2016

President of the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA), Tess Herbert, has today announced the appointment of Mr Christian Mulders as ALFA’s new Chief Executive Officer.

“I am very pleased with the appointment of Christian Mulders as our CEO, and on behalf of the ALFA Board and our members I welcome him to the cattle lot feeding industry,” Ms Herbert said.

“Christian is a well regarded meat and livestock industry executive with 20 years’ experience serving both livestock producers and the meat processing sector.”
“He has comprehensive knowledge of the supply chain in which our members operate and expertise in pre and post farm gate industry systems across food safety, traceability, eating quality, and animal welfare,” Ms Herbert said.

Mr Mulders was most recently employed with the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) within their Senior Executive team representing the meat processing industry in livestock, animal welfare, eating quality and product integrity matters.

“Christian comes to ALFA with excellent policy and advocacy experience, strategy and communication skills and long term relationships with industry leaders, commercial operators, government officials, other peak industry bodies and our service providers,” Ms Herbert said.

“I am excited to have Christian join ALFA and confident he will make a significant contribution to the association, our members’ businesses and the cattle feedlot sector,” Ms Herbert said.

Christian will commence with ALFA in October 2016, and will have a handover period with Polly Bennett who will be departing ALFA to pursue opportunities in the corporate sector.

Ms Herbert extended her appreciation to Polly for the input she had into the role of ALFA CEO from her appointment in December last year, “Polly has been an asset to the association – her strategic and advocacy skills have been highly valued and the organisation will miss her.”

“During her time with ALFA Polly put in place several initiatives to progress the industry. She was a significant negotiator and advocate on our behalf, bringing a fresh perspective to the industry,” Ms Herbert said.