The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) has announced Robert Gray will take on the newly created role of chief executive officer with the peak industry body.
Gray has previously acted as AMIA’a deputy chairman, with his experience and leadership seen as essential in ensuring the industry reaches its full potential, according to current chairman Gavin Scurr.
“During his time as deputy chairman of the AMIA Board, Robert’s input into the direction of AMIA was highly valued, and we are confident that with Robert in this role, we can make significant gains for our industry,” Scurr said.
Gray’s appointment was confirmed at an AMIA board meeting in Ayr last week, where Scurr was also reappointed as the association’s chairman, while Seven Fields’ Brett Jackson was elected deputy chairman.
The meeting followed the appointment of two new board directors at AMIA’s annual general meeting earlier in the week. Kieren Brow will replace Marie Piccone as the association’s representative for the north Queensland region, while Han Shiong Siah will take over from Gray as the representative for the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia region. Scurr said he and the board were looking forward to working with the new directors.
“Both Kieren and Han will bring considerable experience and fresh ideas to the AMIA board and we look forward to their insight,” Scurr said. “I am very thankful to outgoing board directors Marie and Robert, whose dedication and hard work has been invaluable to the Australian mango industry and brought it to where it is today.”