AWB Limited has relocated its Southern Regional office from Horsham to Adelaide.
Southern Region Manager Andrew McConville said the move would put him within easier reach of the big number of growers which make up the Southern Region for AWB.
“Moving to Adelaide presents AWB with the opportunity to increase its involvement in the industry in South Australia, and that’s something I’ll be looking forward to” Mr McConville said.
Mr McConville has been with AWB Limited for over two and a half years, and in that time has represented Australian wheat growers at the World Trade Organisation Ministerial in Seattle, as well as extensive lobbying in Washington and Brussels for a reduction in US and European agricultural subsidies.
He has also met with all of AWB’s major competitors in Argentina, Canada, the United States and Europe, and represented Australian growers on a range of issues in Canberra.
AWB General Manager Grower Services Lisa Wilson said Mr McConville’s move from Horsham to Adelaide will further advantage growers in the Southern Region.
“Growers in our southern region will benefit greatly from Andrew’s international experience and knowledge of international trade as well as his extensive background in servicing growers in the region,” said Ms Wilson.
“Andrew has excelled in this challenging role since he took on the position in Horsham toward the end of August 2000. He has gained a strong respect from growers in the region and has a clear understanding about how to meet and service their needs,” said Ms Wilson.
Wheat from South Australia is traditionally supplied to AWB’s Middle East customers, such as Iraq, and east coast Africa with trade to Malaysia becoming increasingly important. Wheat from Victoria is often sold to markets such as Egypt and Sudan.
AWB has area offices in Yarrawonga, Horsham, Swan Hill, Keith, Kadina, and Port Lincoln and the state office in Adelaide.
For further information contact Alana Wastle in AWB Public Affairs on (03) 9209 2555 or 0407 310 250.