Mutton Chairs Pork CRC

AUSTRALIA - Dennis Mutton has succeeded John Keniry as Chairman of the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC), after Dr Keniry AM retired at its recent 2013 annual general meeting in Melbourne.
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Newly appointed Pork CRC Chairman Dennis Mutton addresses the Pork CRC 2013 AGM and stakeholder meeting in Melbourne.

Dr Keniry’s retirement marked the conclusion of eight years as chair of the present Pork CRC and its predecessor, CRC for an Internationally Competitive Pork Industry.

Pork CRC Board now comprises Mr Mutton (Chairman), Kathryn Adams, Sandra Di Blasio, Rod Hamann, Professor Simon Maddocks, Professor John Pluske, Kenton Shaw, Andrew Spencer, Chris Trengrove, Professor Robert van Barneveld and Dr Hugh Wirth.

The four research programs of the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork are:

  1. Reduced confinement of sows and piglets.
  2. Herd health management.
  3. Healthy pork consumption.
  4. Carbon-conscious nutrient inputs and outputs.

Mr Mutton, BSc.(Hons), Grad Dip Mgt, JP, FAICD, is an Adelaide, South Australia based independent consultant in resource planning and development, administration of R&D, leadership, strategic management and regional development.

He is Chair of BioInnovation SA and was previously Chair of Grape and Wine R&D Corporation, Council of Rural R&D Corporations, Natural Resources Management Council SA and Director of CRC Viticulture.

Mr Mutton is a Member of the Premier’s Science and Industry Council and a Director of WPG Resources Ltd.

His distinguished career in the South Australian Public Service includes Chief Executive of Primary Industries and Resources SA, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Woods and Forests Department.

Speaking after the AGM, Pork CRC CEO Roger Campbell thanked Dr Keniry, who he described as instrumental in the universally acknowledged success of the first Pork CRC and for the second Pork CRC being awarded.

"John positively impacted all directors and staff and was largely responsible for how very effectively the two boards operated for the past eight years," Dr Campbell said.

"Dennis, who has been on the board for a year, has vast experience managing large organisations and as a director and chair of a number of boards.

"He also brings to the board and industry considerable experience in commercialisation, a skill and strength Pork CRC needs as we transition to a different investment model in the next couple of years.

"Change is inevitable, even at the very top and we wish John all the best in his future endeavours and welcome Dennis as our new Chairman," Dr Campbell concluded.

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