Another shot at MLA board for WA’s Gorter

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Erin Gorter is seeking re-election to the MLA board.
Camera IconErin Gorter is seeking re-election to the MLA board.

Kojonup farmer Erin Gorter has thrown her hat into the ring to secure a second term as a director on the peak livestock research and marketing body’s board.

Meat and Livestock Australia last week confirmed Mrs Gorter a mixed-enterprise producer, had applied for re-election to the board after being installed in the position four years ago.

Incumbent director Rob Fitzpatrick is also seeking re-election at the upcoming MLA annual meeting in Tamworth on November 20, while Michele Allan will retire from her post.

MLA board member Erin Gorter.
Camera IconMLA board member Erin Gorter. Credit: Simon Freeman

Under the MLA’s constitution, one-third of its nine-member board must retire at the end of its AGM.

MLA members will be asked to elect one new director and re-elect two existing directors — either in person or by proxy — with voting results announced at the AGM.

Mrs Gorter and Mr Fitzpatrick have been endorsed as preferred nominees by MLA, alongside new candidate John Lloyd, who farms at Orange in New South Wales.

Mrs Gorter is a director at WA-based group AgVivo, providing business and industry management advice.

The proud farmer’s background includes producing prime lamb, wool and grains at a mixed farming enterprise at Kojonup, where she conducted sheep trading and agroforestry for nearly 30 years.

Mrs Gorter was also a finalist at the 2010 WA Rural Women’s Award, claiming runner-up honours.

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