Roberts wins seat on new grain board

BALAKLAVA grower, Brett Roberts, was announced as one of the six directors elected to the inaugural Grain Producers SA (GPSA) board last week.
GPSA is recently formed not-for-profit South Australian grain grower representative group, looking to improve the economic outcomes for all grain producers in SA.
GPSA chairman, Garry Hansen, announced the board members elected at the inaugural AGM on Friday.
“I am very pleased with the calibre of the grain producers who nominated for positions on the board with eight excellent candidates vying for six positions,” Mr Hansen said.
The new board of GPSA consists of chairman, Mr Hansen and directors to serve a two-year term, including Malcolm Sargent, Jamie Smith and Max Wilksch.
Mr Roberts is one of three directors to serve a one-year term, with fellow growers Gary Flohr and Mark Schilling.
The constitution for GPSA allows board members to sit for two years, with three board positions becoming vacant annually.
“The new board is keen to get on with the job of improving the profitability and sustainability of all South Australian grain producers,” Mr Hansen added.
“We will be endeavouring to catch up with as many grain producers as possible to determine the issues they see as inhibiting their business success.”