THE Australian Brahman Breeders Association has appointed Robert Biddle as its new chief executive officer, taking over from veteran breed administrator John Croaker at the end of January 2017.
ABBA president Shane Bishop said Mr Biddle had extensive experience in business and financial management, trading of commodities and management of extensive agricultural operations.
Mr Bishop said he was an enthusiastic person with excellent communication, presentation and organisational skills.
“I am confident Robert has the ability to adapt to the new challenges involved with the position and the leadership skills and personality to build strong relationships among our membership and the broader cattle and beef industry to continue the advancement of our breed and the Association” he said.
Mr Biddle has most recently been director of business – Consultant with MG Corporation which has large agricultural, cattle grazing and aquaculture investments in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
He was owner/manager of a partnership property in the New England region of NSW where he established a successful Merino stud joining 5000 merino ewes and also running 350 commercial cows as well as cropping. He also managed major trials with the Sheep Co-operative Research Centre, Australian Wool Innovation and University of Sydney.
Earlier, Mr Biddle managed a wool and sheep classing operation covering all regions of NSW, Western Queensland and parts of South Australia and Victoria, including sire mating for commercial and stud groups, AI and ET program selection.
He has also held the position of general manager/director of a major wool trading business.
Mr Biddle holds a degree in agricultural business from the University of New England as well as a Diploma in Property Stock and Station Agent and Auctioneer Speciality License from Hawkesbury Ag College and a Diploma in Master of Butchery.