New President for RGA

9 Sep 2015 3:22 PM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia has elected a new president following Les Gordon's retirement after eight years in the role.

At an RGA Central Executive meeting in Jerilderie yesterday Moulamein rice grower Jeremy Morton was chosen by the RGA's elected representatives to carry on the task of leading representation for Australia's rice growers.

Mr Morton paid tribute to Mr Gordon's service to the industry.

"Les has worked tirelessly for the rice industry as RGA President. He should be very proud of his achievements."

"Few people understand the complex area of water policy better than Les. He has capably led the industry during a period of drought and difficult political reform."  

"I thank him for leaving this organisation in good shape as we seek to address our water challenges and exploit excellent marketing opportunities for rice."  

Mr Gordon said that he was sad to leave but did so proud of his achievements.

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