Lobby group CEO stands down

REBECCA TRIGGERThe West Australian
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WAFarmers chief executive officer Andy McMillan has stepped aside in what is being described as a mutual decision to make way for a leadership transition at the peak body.

Mr McMillan joined the organisation as grains executive officer nearly 15 years ago and took over as chief executive officer in 2008.

In a statement WAFarmers President Dale Park said the Board would like to publicly acknowledge and thank Mr McMillan for his contribution.

"Andy worked hard to lead WAFarmers through challenging transitions in our industry," Mr Park said. "We appreciate his leadership and the many important initiatives he drove on behalf of our members.

"We mutually agreed this was the right time for a leadership transition and wish him well."

Deputy chief executive officer and policy director Trevor Lovelle has been appointed by the WAFarmers board as acting chief executive officer while they search for a permanent replacement.

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