AORA appoints new National Executive Officer

John McKew, AORA NEO

The Australian Organics Recycling Association has appointed John McKew as its new National Executive Officer, following an extensive recruitment campaign.

McKew, currently based in Launceston, brings with him a wealth of experience in the agriculture sector.

He most recently held the title of Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association where he developed a new strategic plan, worked to improve company culture and employee satisfaction and improved financial performance.

He has also held CEO roles with the Australian Fodder Industry Association and livestock organisation Herefords Australia.

AORA Chairperson Peter Wadewitz, OAM said McKew’s experience with membership and associations would bring a great deal of value to the association as the industry underwent substantial growth.

“We look forward to welcoming John to the organics recycling industry,” he said. “He is joining AORA at an exciting time as we are about to launch our 10-year roadmap for the industry.”

McKew takes over following the recent resignation of Peter Olah, who held the NEO role from November 2019.

McKew has commenced the role and will attend the AORA Conference in Adelaide later this month. He plans to relocate from Launceston to Ballarat, Victoria before the end of the year.

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