Leonard Vallance has been appointed as the new chairman for Industry regulator PrimeSafe, which regulates the meat, poultry and seafood industries.
The announcement was made yesterday by Agriculture and Food Security Minister, Peter Walsh who stated that Vallance, who runs a 9000 hectare property in Mallee farming meat and grain, has taken over leadership at an important time as reported by the Weekly Times Now.
“As the new PrimeSafe chair, Mr Vallance takes over the leadership at an important time and I am confident that he will work constructively with the current board and all stakeholders in the red meat, poultry and seafood sectors over the next three years,” Walsh said.
Vallance has previously been a PrimeSafe board member and is currently an executive member of the Cattle Council of Australia. Vallance is also the chair of the Cattle Council’s Research and Development Beef Taskforce, which works closely with Meat and Livestock Australia to oversee research and development within the sector.