PROMINENT northern cattle and live export industry identity Troy Setter has been elected as the new chairman of the livestock export industry’s research and development body, LiveCorp, following today’s annual general meeting in Townsville.
The change comes about due to the retirement of Terry Enright, who reached his maximum term on the Livecorp board after joining in 2010. Mr Enright has spent the past two years as chair.
New chair Troy Setter is the chief executive officer of Consolidated Pastoral Co, Australia’s largest private beef producer, which owns and operates two feedlots in Indonesia as part of a joint venture.
He has worked across the agribusiness industry from production through to processing, live export, and marketing for beef, sheep, grains, cotton, land development, and logistics, and has spent nine years as a director of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council. Mr Setter is also a member of the Indonesian Australian Red Meat Partnership.
Prior to joining CPC, he was chief operating officer with the Australian Agricultural Co. Mr Setter has held key management and directorship positions in agribusinesses including North Australian Cattle Co, Torrens Investments, Killara feedlot and Twynam
Group. While working with Elders in the early part of his career, he was a Young Live Exporter of the Year award winner.
LiveCorp CEO Sam Brown thanked Mr Enright on behalf of the industry.
“As a sheep and cattle farmer, Terry has provided tremendous insights from a different side of the industry, and his knowledge of the RDC space from his time on the Grains Research and Development Corporation board has been a real benefit for LiveCorp,” Mr Brown said.
“We are grateful for his considered and steady leadership in a time of great turmoil over the past few years, and wish him all the best.”
The Livecorp Board is now made up of skills-based independent directors Lisa Dwyer, Melissa Holzberger and Troy Setter, together with re-elected exporter representative directors Angus Adnam and Michael Gordon, and ex-officio director and chair of the ALEC board, Simon Crean.