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McKew appointed AORA’s new National EO

John McKew has joined the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) as its National Executive Officer.

Following the recent resignation of Peter Olah, for personal reasons, AORA undertook a rigorous recruitment campaign, resulting in applications from excellent candidates from across Australia.

McKew, currently residing in Launceston, comes to AORA with a wealth of experience. Most recently McKew has been in the role of CEO of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association where his achievements include the development of a new strategic plan, significant work around improving employee satisfaction and company culture and improvement in financial performance.

Prior to this, he also held CEO roles with the Australian Fodder Industry Association and Herefords Australia. McKew intends to relocate from Launceston, Tasmania to Ballarat, Victoria before the end of the calendar year.

McKew’s breadth of experience in Associations, memberships, certification programs and working closely with Government and Stakeholders will be an asset to AORA, our members and the industry.

“We look forward to welcoming John to the organics recycling industry. He is joining AORA at an exciting time as we are about to launch our 10-year roadmap for the industry. His experience with membership and associations is sure to bring a great deal of value to AORA as we, and the industry, are undergoing substantial growth” says Peter Wadewitz, OAM – AORA Chairperson.

McKew has commenced in the role and will get a great insight into the industry as well as the opportunity to meet members and many key stakeholders at the AORA Conference in late June in Adelaide.

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