Highly experienced Queensland grain producer and industry advocate, Brendan Taylor, has been appointed to the Grain Producers Australia board, as a Grower Director for the Northern Region.
Mr Taylor farms at Warra on the Darling Downs in Queensland and has extensive experience in different roles, representing growers. This includes serving on the Agforce Grains Board since 2016 and as President since 2018. He’s also currently a Grains Research Foundation Director and a graduate of the national Grains Leadership Program run by GrainGrowers in 2011.
Mr Taylor was appointed at the GPA Board meeting this week, to fill a casual vacancy created after long-serving member, Andrew Earle, recently resigned to take up a position as a director of Grains Australia. Mr Taylor’s appointment is due to be formally ratified at next year’s GPA AGM.
GPA Chair Barry Large said he was pleased to see Brendan taking another step up to represent growers in the Northern Region, bringing invaluable knowledge and experience to the GPA Board.
Pic (L-R): Brendan Taylor, Barry Large and Matthew Madden.
“During his time as Agforce Grains President, Brendan has been a well-respected, honest and passionate contributor on the GPA Policy Council,” he said.
“We look forward to him making another strong contribution representing northern growers through the GPA Board, and doing so at an important time with our industry facing a number of serious challenges, but also significant opportunities.”
Mr Taylor said he was excited by the opportunity to represent growers in the Northern Region and contributing to a strong team, to help influence positive outcomes for growers.
“I’m looking forward to serving in this new role with GPA and the important responsibilities it brings for growers, and across our industry,” he said.
Mr Large said he also welcomed the appointment of Northern Region Grower Director, and Moree grain producer, Mathew Madden, as the new GPA Deputy Chair, to replace Mr Earle.
“Representing growers is in GPA’s DNA. Matthew and Brendan will ensure GPA continues delivering real results for all growers, with a strong grass roots voice on national policy and advocacy – and achieving good outcomes on the issues that really matter to growers,” he said.