The Australian Made Campaign, the not-for-profit organisation that administers and promotes Australia’s registered country-of-origin certification trade mark, has made changes to its Board of Directors at the annual general meeting held last week in Canberra.
The Australian Made Campaign’s national Board consists of ten Directors, which are elected by the organisation’s 11 members – the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its network of State and Territory Chambers, and the National Farmers’ Federation.
Robert Gerard, the Executive Chairman of the Gerard Corporation, and Alf Cristaudo, the Former Chairman of the Australian Canegrowers Council, both stepped down from Australian Made Campaign’s Board of Directors, whereas Glenn Cooper, the Executive Chairman of Coopers Brewery, was re-elected as the Chairman of the Board.
The two vacant positions were filled with Fiona Simos, the Vice Persident of the National Farmers Federation, and Richard Holyman, the CEO of Australian natural medicine manufacturer Martin & Pleasance.
Speaking at the general meeting in Canberra, the organisation’s Chief Executive Ian Harrison said the average number of businesses registering to use the Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) kangaroo logo each month has almost doubled over the past year.
Mr Harrison attributed the success of the logo to the strategic direction provided by the organisation’s Board.
“Trust and recognition of the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo has never been higher – almost 2,500 businesses are now using this symbol on approximately 15,000 products sold around the world,” he said.
Mr Harrison thanked Alf Cristaudo and Robert Gerard for their contributions during their spell with the Australian Made Campaign’s Board of Directors.
“The Australian Made Campaign is particularly grateful to Robert Gerard, who has volunteered his time as a Director for more than a decade, driving the establishment of critical policies and providing invaluable insights over the years,” Mr Harrison concluded.
For additional information about the Australian Made Campaign and the Australian Made, Australian Grown country-of-origin certification trade mark, please visit: http://www.australianmade.com.au/.