Thursday, May 30, 2024

AFGC CEO resigns

Australian Food & Grocery Council CEO Gary Dawson will step down in March.

“Gary has advised the board that he believes it is the right time to pursue a new career opportunity and hand over the AFGC reins to a new CEO,” AFGC Chairman Terry O’Brien said.

“Since joining the AFGC in 2012 Gary has been an effective advocate and excellent leader during challenging times for our industry. The delivery of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct was a standout example of Gary’s contribution.”

Mr Dawson paid tribute to the AFGC Board, member companies and staff at the Council’s secretariat and said double-digit export growth in the food and grocery sector was an encouraging sign for the future.

“The AFGC has put greater focus on trade issues, including input into FTA (free trade agreement) negotiations and increasing work on identifying and addressing non-tariff barriers to assist member companies to access growth opportunities in export markets,” he said.

The recruitment process is underway for a new CEO to replace Mr Dawson, who has been in the role for four-and-a-half years.

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