Angus Australia and specialist agricultural insurer Achmea Australia today announced the successful applicants for the 2023 GenAngus Future Leaders Program (GenAngus).


Now in its fifth year, GenAngus is the flagship program of the industry alliance between Angus Australia and Achmea Australia. The program brings together the next generation of agricultural leaders to gain business skills and knowledge to help them start their own beef cattle business or advance their existing business.


The successful 2023 GenAngus Future Leaders Program participants are:

  • Hannah Powe, Cargo, NSW
  • Zeke Bennet, Warragul, VIC
  • Victoria Bennet, Manypeaks, WA
  • Peter McNamara, Orange, NSW
  • Lori Fogarty, Cooranga, QLD
  • Philip Bayly, Paihia, Northland, NZ
  • Tom Taheny, Naracoorte, SA
  • Ed Bradley, Cooma, NSW
  • Natalia Harris, Lucindale, SA
  • James Blyth, Warragul South, VIC
  • Corey McKinnon, Timor, NSW

The 2023 GenAngus Future Leaders Program will be held from 30 May to 2 June 2023 in Adelaide, South Australia. During the three-day intensive workshop, participants will connect with a wide range of industry professionals on current and emerging themes impacting the future of beef production and the agricultural industry.


Angus Australia’s Extension Manager, Jake Phillips said the GenAngus Program is highly regarded by previous cohorts.


“The alliance with Achmea Australia and the support the Achmea Australia team has provided for more than five years now, has been life changing for GenAngus participants,” he said.


“The 2023 participants represent a great cross-section of the growing Angus community, with several states represented and individuals in various stages of life and business. I look forward to seeing how this year’s participants embrace the opportunities generated through the program,” Jake said.


Achmea Australia Chief Executive Officer Emma Thomas congratulates the young beef industry leaders on their successful nomination for the 2023 GenAngus Future Leaders Program.


“Achmea Australia is immensely proud to see this program going from strength to strength, attracting bright young beef leaders and leading industry experts from across the country,” Emma said.


“Having grown up on my family’s farm, I know first-hand the importance of rural leadership opportunities, such as the GenAngus program, to support our agricultural leaders of tomorrow and strengthen the resilience of our agricultural communities,” she said.


Details of the GenAngus Future Leaders Program, along with the 2023 participant bios, can be found at




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