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NTCA elects new president in Alice Springs

Beef Central, 22/03/2018

Tom Stockwell (right) congratulates his successor as NTCA president Chris Nott at the NTCA AGM today in Alice Springs.


The Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) has today elected its 13th president, with Chris Nott of Alcoota Station, Alice Springs, a former Alice Springs branch president and NTCA representative to the Cattle Council of Austrlia, elected 13th president of the association.

The NTCA held it’s 34th Annual General Meeting in Alice Springs today where Mr Nott was unanimously endorsed into the role by members.

He replaces Tom Stockwell from Sunday Creek Station who retired from the position today after serving his maximum three year term.

The NTCA acknowledged the significant contribution Mr Stockwell had made to the association and industry as a whole.

Mr Stockwell said he had enjoyed his tenure at NTCA president, during which time he steered the Association through some challenging issues, including the review of the Northern Territory Onshore Gas Industry, the Northern Territory Election, the Pastoral Land Reform Bill and Review into Land Access Arrangements. Mr Stockwell also presided over the smooth transition of the NTCA’s CEO position from Tracey Hayes to Paul Burke.

Mr. Stockwell praised his successor and commended the membership on their choice.

“Chris is an exemplary fellow, a renowned pastoralist, and a good thinker. I have no doubt he will lead the NTCA to great heights,” he said.

“Mr. Nott has been a tireless and hardworking member of the NTCA’s Alice Springs Branch, where he previously served as the Branch President and the NTCA representative on Cattle Council Australia,” Mr. Stockwell said.

Mr. Nott said  he was looking forward to tackling the opportunities that the role of President of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association will bring.

“The Northern Territory’s pastoral industry is in great shape thanks to the diligent work of the NTCA executive, the governance of its branches, and the willingness of its members.

“We must remain collectively strong as we engage with upcoming legislative reforms and seek to continue to grow and support our industry.”

President of the NTCA is appointed annually, with a maximum tenure of three terms. Mr. Stockwell retires having served the Association for the maximum period. In a statement released this afternoon the NTCA said it was delighted the remainder of the Executive Committee who served diligently throughout 2017 would serve the association and industry again in 2018.

NTCA presidents:

Grant Heaslip 1984-1987
John Dyer 1987-1990
John Underwood AM 1990-1993
Ken Warriner AM 1993-1996
David Bayly 1996-1999
Ross Peatling 1999-2002
Val Dyer 2002-2003
John Armstrong – 2003-2006
Roy Chisholm 2006-2009
Rohan Sullivan 2009-2012
David Warriner 2012-2015
Tom Stockwell 2015-2018
Chris Nott 2018-


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