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ALEC begins search for new CEO

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has commenced the process to recruit a new chief executive officer, following the recent announcement that existing CEO Alison Penfold will be stepping down at the end of July.

ALEC chairman, The Hon Simon Crean (pictured), said the organisation was seeking a progressive and creative chief executive officer to drive the industry’s strategic operating plan and industry reform strategy.

“We’re looking for an experienced leader and communicator who has worked in public policy, government relations and public advocacy. The right candidate will also identify strongly with our industry’s proud commitment to animal welfare,” Mr Crean said.

To be considered for this role, candidates will have:

  • Excellent communication and media skills
  • A clear practical understanding of public advocacy and government engagement
  • A proven ability to influence and lead complex regulatory change
  • The ability to engage multiple and diverse stakeholders
  • A strategic mind with the ability to implement and follow through
  • Strong financial planning and management skills
  • Enthusiasm and drive to lead the process of continuing to build support for the industry

“Interest is sought from suitably experienced applicants with a clear desire to make their mark and to have an impact at a senior level. Livestock industry knowledge, while not a prerequisite, would be looked upon favourably,” Mr Crean said.

“This is a rare opportunity to lead a small executive team in a high profile industry and to demonstrate flair across a wide range of communications, policy development, stakeholder engagement and corporate governance disciplines.”

Applications close Friday May 20 and further details are available here: ALEC Media 28042016 – CEO Vacancy