November 14, 2022
Australian Chicken Meat Federation welcomes new CEO
Australia's peak coordinating body for participants in the chicken meat industry in Australia, the Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF), has welcomed Dr. Mary Wu as its new chief executive officer.
Dr. Wu comes to the chicken meat industry from the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC), where she was general manager of processing and export. As a registered veterinarian, she brings significant protein industry experience to the federation, having worked in senior management roles in the red meat industry.
While at AMIC, Dr. Wu was responsible for managing and driving a diverse portfolio advocating for the ongoing sustainability and prosperity of the livestock industry supply chain. Previously, she held senior roles within the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture particularly in trade and market access.
Outgoing executive director Dr. Vivien Kite said: "We are excited to bring Mary into the world of chicken meat. She has highly relevant experience representing the red meat industry on a range of issues which are common to the chicken industry, including access to a sustainable workforce, animal health and biosecurity, animal welfare, food safety and sustainability.
"Mary is held in high regard by our colleagues in the red meat industry and comes to us with pre-existing, strong relationships and networks within government at both state and Commonwealth levels."
Dr. Kite will continue in her role as executive director of the Australian Poultry Industries Association (APIA) until her retirement at the end of May 2023, allowing for a significant handover period to Dr. Wu.
"This is an important milestone for the chicken meat industry as it works to manage the challenges and opportunities that are currently facing agricultural industries," Dr. Kite said. "I am confident in Mary's ability to continue to drive the industry forward as it keeps successfully delivering Australia's favourite meat to dinner tables across the country. On behalf of our industry, I welcome Mary to this role and look forward to working with her over the coming six months."