27 May 2014
FORMER boss of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) Luke Bowen is set to head up the Territory’s new Northern Australia Development Office.
The NT’s Chief Minister Adam Giles said Mr Bowen was the perfect person to drive the government’s push to develop the north.
“As the head of the peak cattle industry body for the past five years, Mr Bowen has engaged with stakeholders who manage 90 per cent of the Territory herd, covering more than 45pc of the NT landmass,” Mr Giles said in a statement this morning.
“The Cattlemen’s Association has been strongly engaged in South East Asia and has driven a range of initiatives to expand co-operation and cultural exchange between northern Australia and Indonesia. Mr Bowen fully understands the needs of industries working in this space.
“He has a fundamental understanding of our wider region and is passionate about promoting regional economic development.”
Mr Bowen, who stepped down from the NTCA in March after six years at the helm, previously worked in sales and marketing roles and spent 11 years with a statutory authority working on land management and pastoral development on indigenous land.
He will take up his new position on July 7.
In November 2013, Mr Bowen announced he would not be renewing his contract with the NTCA when it expired this year.
Tracey Hayes was appointed chief executive officer of the NTCA earlier this month.
Ms Hayes is the NTCA’s first female CEO.
Courtesy of Farm Online
27 May 2014