Angus Youth and Australia’s specialist farm insurer, Achmea Australia, are pleased to announce the successful applicants for the 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders Program.

Now in its fourth year, the industry alliance between Angus Australia and specialist farm insurer Achmea Australia provides an exciting opportunity for the next generation to fast-track their leadership in the beef industry.

The successful 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders Program participants*

  • Alexis Gandy, Diamond Tree, Western Australia
  • Ben Lucas, Book Book, New South Wales
  • Bridget Watson, Coonalpyn, South Australia
  • Cara Fagan, Coonamble, New South Wales
  • Damon Englund, Upper Stowport, Tasmania
  • Emily Read, Coonabarabran, New South Wales
  • Peter Colliver, Meningie, South Australia
  • Jack Laurie, Moppy, New South Wales
  • Jock McGregor, Young, New South Wales
  • Jarrod Koch, Barrabool, Victoria

* GenAngus Future Leader bios can be found on the Angus Australia Angus Youth website page.

In addition to the ten successful GenAngus applicants from Australia, Angus New Zealand (AngusNZ) has sponsored the following three young New Zealand Angus leaders to participate in the 2022 GenAngus Program: Nancy Crawshaw, George Giddings and George Philip.

The successful 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders will attend an intensive three-day workshop in Adelaide from 1-3 June with industry professionals to help them start their own business in the beef industry or take that next step in their existing business.

Since its inception in 2018, the joint Angus Australia and Achmea Australia GenAngus Future Leaders Program has supported more than 30 young members of the beef industry who will all come together on 31 May 2022 at a special networking event to kick off the 2022 GenAngus program.

Angus Australia’s Extension Manager, Jake Phillips looks forward to working with the successful 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders.

“We have been pleased with the high calibre of applicants for the 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders program, which is a strong endorsement that the program is gaining momentum as being a flagship program for the beef industry more broadly,” Jake said.

“The successful applicants represent a great cross-section of the Angus community with several states represented and individuals in various stages of life and business,” he said.

“It is clear there is a thirst for knowledge and information from the applicants in regard to being the best beef industry leaders they can be. To think the alliance between Achmea Australia and Angus Australia is acting as the catalyst in their journey to success is extremely satisfying for all involved.”

Achmea Australia National Strategic Alliance Manager Richard Officer congratulates the young beef industry leaders on their successful nomination for the 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders Program.

“Applications for the 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders Program came in from across Australia and this is, without a doubt, the most diverse group we have had to date,” Richard said.

“Through our co-operative values and commitment to live sustainably together, Achmea Australia is proud to support the development of future leaders in the beef industry,” he said.

“By supporting the next generation of beef industry leaders today, we hope to inspire a bright future for the agricultural sector as a whole,” Richard said.