Angus Australia Gets a New President

AUSTRALIA - Angus Australia’s new president is Queenslander Brian O’Sullivan from Wyreema on the Darling Downs.
calendar icon 30 April 2009
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A retired veterinarian who has held senior positions in government departments, he now runs the Abbotsleigh Angus stud which was preceded by owning and running a commercial beef cattle operation in Queensland’s Granite Belt. The performance of Angus in this enterprise led to membership of Angus Australia which developed into seedstock production.

He replaces West Australian John Young who completed his two year term.

After growing up on a Darling Downs cattle and wheat property, Dr O’Sullivan graduated from the University of Queensland’s veterinary school and practiced as a cattle and sheep veterinarian out of Longreach in central Queensland for four years.

Post-graduate study at the University of Sydney and at the CSIRO’s McMaster laboratory culminated in a PhD degree. This was followed by a post-doctorial year at Cambridge University in the UK and at the University of California, USA.

This was followed by a posting as a senior pathologist and later as principal parasitologist at the Animal Research Institute at Yeerongpilly, Qld.

A graduate diploma in business management assisted in his next role as director of the Queensland Department of Primary Industries’ Sheep and Wool branch.

He has also worked as a consultant and field research scientist with veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the cattle and sheep industries in central and northern Queensland.

He was chairman of Angus Australia’s Queensland state committee 2005-6, became a member of Angus Australia’s board in 2006 and was elected vice-president in 2007. He served as chairman of the breed development committee and was a member of the organizational development and strategic working group.

Dr O’Sullivan said it was an honor and a huge responsibility to lead Australia’s largest cattle breed society through what will be very challenging time over the next couple of years.

“Angus Australia has a capable and focused board of directors with a wide range of skills backed by an experienced management team and dedicated staff to assist the breed to continue progressing and making a major contribution to the eating quality of Australia’s beef and to export earnings,” he said.

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