[17 October/ Stuff]

Affco General Manager Andy Leonard resigned after only two years in the position. Chief Financial Officer Nigel Stevens has stepped into the role on an interim basis. Mr Leonard did not comment on his reasons for resignation. Affco has been involved in numerous court issues with the Meatworkers Union. The level of safety at Affco meatworks has also been questioned after a hook impaled an employee’s face. Meatworkers Union National Secretary Graham Cooke said Mr Leonard’s resignation from Affco was no shock due to Talley’s confrontational approach to industrial relations. Mr Cook did not expect Mr Leonard to discuss his reason for leaving, adding that Affco employees are contracted to secrecy. The Talley family, who purchased Affco in 2010, did not comment.