The Board of Food & Fibre Gippsland wish to advise that Paul Griffin has resigned from the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Griffin acknowledged the collaborative and supportive culture of the organization, and said his resignation was for personal reasons.
A BONNIE ADDITION TO THE FOOD & FIBRE GIPPSLAND TEAM
Gippsland’s horticulture sector is set to benefit from the growth of the VegNET team, with Glengarry’s Bonnie Dawson recently appointed as an Extension Support Officer. Bonnie will work alongside VegNET Victoria Gippsland Coordinator Shayne Hyman who has led a highly successful project in the region for more than three years, with results exceeding well beyond the expected parameters.
The Board of Food & Fibre Gippsland is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Butterworth-Gray to the role of Independent Chairperson. Ms Butterworth-Gray replaces Independent Chair, Peter Schultz from Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) who had been acting in an advisory capacity throughout the amalgamation of the East Gippsland Food Cluster (EGFC) and Agribusiness Gippsland to form Food & Fibre Gippsland.
The deadline has been extended to Monday 22 July for expressions of interest to partipate in an export support program designed to help Gippsland's small to medium food & fibre businesses fast track their export plans.
SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE FOR GIPPSLAND REGIONAL AGRIFOOD EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME
The Gippsland Regional Agrifood Employment Programme (GRAEP) has reached a significant two-year milestone of 88 people now in continuous employment. Since April 2017, GRAEP Manager Julie Tuhi has been integral part of that success, supporting job seekers and potential employers through a combination of training and mentoring support, along with industry experiences and placements.
The Board of Food & Fibre Gippsland is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Griffin as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will join Gippsland’s peak industry body for the seven-billion-dollar food and fibre sector on July 15, 2019.
Forty Gippsland primary school students enjoyed an immersive learning experience last week (Thursday 31 May), thanks to the GippyAg program, managed by Food & Fibre Gippsland and CQ University.