[15 November/ New Zealand Herald]

Gore farmer Andrew Morrison become Chairman of Beef+Lamb New Zealand next year after James Parsons chose not to seek re-election due to a desire for fresh leadership. Mr Morrison had been unanimously supported by the board to take over the position. Mr Parsons said Mr Morrison is well prepared for the role due to a thorough succession process. Mr Parsons looked forward to leading the board for his final four months, which would include engaging with the new Government, completing consultation on a Government Industry Agreement on biosecurity readiness and launching B+LNZ’s natural red meat sector story.