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CAAB APPOINTS NEW CEO

The board of Certified Australian Angus Beef would like to announce the appointment of Ms. Kate Brabin as the new Chief Executive Officer; the appointment will be effective as of the 1st October 2014 replacing current CEO Mr. Phil Morley, following a decision by Mr Morley to step back from the position this year who has led the highly successful CAAB and Angus Pure programs since 2008. He succeeded Michael Pointer, who had led CAAB since its inception 18 years ago.

Phil Morley hesitates to use the word ‘retirement’ to describe his future following his departure from CAAB, as he has the intention of remaining engaged with the red meat supply chain in specific project work of interest.

The CAAB chairman Mr. Peter Trahar said that after a thorough selection process the board was delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Brabin to the CEO’s position.

Kate’s passion for the beef industry was borne early in life growing up on the family run cattle farm in the hills of Tumut, NSW. Studying firstly a Diploma of Agribusiness and then a Bachelor of Systems Agriculture – UWS Hawkesbury where she earned membership to the Golden Key International Honor Society for Academic Excellence. Kate also has a Master of Education from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. Kate has never lost sight of her passion for the beef industry and her goal, to make the connection between beef producer and consumer.

Straight from University Kate cut her teeth with Meat and Livestock Australia working within the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) team delivering meat quality standards to the consumer. From MSA Kate went on to start her own business providing grading services to small scale processors as well as quality assurance system support. Whilst working for herself an opportunity arose with Certified Australian Angus Beef (CAAB) to work with the brand to grow and develop what was to become the brand that is now a household name.

Kate currently works as the Supply Relationships Manager for Australia’s Most Awarded Brand of Beef, CAAB, a position she has held for the past seven years. Kate has been an integral part of the team that put the Angus branded beef on the map through brands Certified Australian Angus Beef and Angus Pure. Kate manages the supply chain for CAAB and Angus Pure as well as the breed verification programs including the breed verification program for McDonalds Australia which has helped make Angus beef a household name.

Kate lives with her husband Angus and their two young children Grace and Harriet on their family farm in Eurongilly, NSW where her husband, father in law and brother in law run a sheep grazing and cropping operation as well as contract sowing, spreading, spraying and harvesting services.

The chairman and the directors of CAAB would like to congratulate Kate on her appointment to the position and in doing so thank Phil Morley for the long list of achievements he was responsible for during his time as the CAAB – CEO.

POSITION VACANT AT CAAB

Certified Australian Angus Beef has a positon vacant. If you are passionate about Beef, have a sound knowledge of the industry qualifications in Supply Chain Auditing then please see the below position description.

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Certified Australian Angus Beef is seeking a self starting, motivated individual to administer the quality assurance system for the company brands including conducting verifications/audits with beef processors in Australia and New Zealand. Certified Australian Angus Beef’s Quality Assurance System is ISO Accredited to FS555 947  ISO9011:2008. The Quality Assurance Coordinator will also be required to work with processors wholesalers of beef brands, food service providers and retailers of Certified Australian Angus Beef and Angus Pure to provide brand support.

Applicant Attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal
  • Independent thinker
  • Self starter with the ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Affable and personable
  • Excellent work planning and time management skills
  • Attention to detail

Demonstrated Skills

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Experience in auditing
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance systems
  • Experience in meat processor auditing
  • Meat industry knowledge
  • Reasonable computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • General knowledge of beef supply chains
  • Current Drivers license

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Administer company Quality Assurance system and system improvements
  • Coordinate Quality Assurance program for company brands and third parties
  • Conduct audits (internal and external)
  • Provide brand support where required
  • Report on all activities and functions of roles and responsibilities

Remuneration will be negotiated relative to experience. Remuneration will include a fully maintained company vehicle, mobile telephone and tools of trade.

All enquiries can be directed to Kate Brabin on 0418 296 805 or alternatively applications can be emailed to kbrabin@caab.com.au .

LOVE BEEF? YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!

Kingsley’s Australian Steakhouse is turning 20 in September and together with CAAB and Tyrell’s Winery, would like to invite you to celebrate this milestone in ‘Australian Steak History’!

Kingsley’s will be hosting this six course dinner, with a spectacular menu by Chef Kevin McKeown, created especially to showcase the premium quality Certified Australian Angus Beef and matching wines form the iconic Tyrell’s Winery.

To complete Kingsley’s 20th birthday celebrations, owner George Vardis along with long-standing supporters of Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse, Phil Morley (CEO of CAAB) and Bruce Tyrell (owner of Tyrell’s Winery), will attend the dinner. They will share some of their fond memories of Kingsley’s Australian Steakhouse, delight you with ‘meaty secrets’ and ‘wine tales’, as well as educate you about the importance of the red meat and wine partnership. Without a doubt, this is one dinner you do not want to miss out on.

For further information see event details below:

Kingsley’s Australian Steakhouse – 29a King Street, Sydney

Wednesday 17th September 2014 – 6pm for 7pm

$125pp. Enquiries and bookings to Vicki Ross on (02) 9295 5080.

Click here to see the menu.

CAAB NOW IN ALL SUPER BUTCHER STORES

CAAB have teamed up with Super Butcher’s all 6 Queensland stores, with a range of cuts available in both full and half primals, including rumps, rib fillets, and striploins.

Find your nearest Super Butcher from the following list:

1)      Browns Plains – new store

Village Square, 18 Commerce Drive, Browns Plains QLD

2)      Eagle Farm Factory Outlet

6 Eagle View Place, Eagle Farm, QLD

3)      Birkdale

180 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale QLD

4)      Ashmore

cnr Reed St & Ashmore Rd, Ashmore QLD

5)      Waterford

Waterford Plaza, Kingston Rd, Waterford QLD

6)      Oxenford

Cottonwood Place, Oxenford, QLD