The Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association is on the hunt for its fifth chief executive in 10 years after Mick Sheehy quietly stood down this week. Mr Sheehy, the former manager of Walhallow station in the Northern Territory for the Heytesbury Pastoral Group and Ethel Creek station in the Pilbara for BHP, was appointed as KPCA chief executive in 2021. The KPCA did not wish to discuss Mr Sheehy’s departure but is offering a substantial package of $150,000 plus super and a vehicle in attempts to attract a suitable replacement. In its advertisement, the KPCA said someone best suited to the role would be “passionate about the northern beef industry, love the Kimberley and Pilbara region, and have demonstrated leadership and have governance experience”. Mr Sheehy, who replaced former Liberal MP Luke Simpkins who departed after eight months in the role from 2020, did not wish to comment but had previously mentioned health issues impacting his ability to meet the demands of the job. Mr Simpkins replaced Emma White who was appointed in 2017 following the resignation of Catherine Marriott OAM who held the position from 2015.