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Mutton chairs Pork CRC

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article image Newly appointed Pork CRC Chairman Dennis Mutton addresses the Pork CRC 2013 AGM and stakeholder meeting in Melbourne

Dennis Mutton is the new Chairman of the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC), taking over from John Keniry following his retirement.

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. 

The Pork CRC Board now comprises of 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.

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 Bio Innovation 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.

Dr Campbell added that Dennis has vast experience managing large organisations as a director and chair of a number of boards. 

Dennis Mutton is expected to bring to the board and industry considerable experience in commercialisation, a skill and strength Pork CRC needs as it transitions to a different investment model in the next couple of years.

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