Food & Agribusiness Network farewells chair and welcomes respected business leader

Chair of Food & Agribusiness Network, announces they are stepping down, and will be passing the baton to business leader, David Hoath.

Chair of Food & Agribusiness Network (FAN), Jacqui Price has announced that she is stepping down as Chair of the organisation she helped to position as one of Queensland’s most respected cluster models, and will be passing the baton to respected business leader, David Hoath.

Ms Price was appointed to the board in 2017 and is FAN’s longest serving director.

Under her leadership, FAN was restructured so that their highly successful operating model could be rolled out regionally across the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Noosa and Moreton Bay.

Appointed to the role of Chair in November 2020, Price said, “It has been an honour to be a part of an organisation that has the food and agribusiness sector at its very heart.

“By creating a connected, collaborative community, we were able to curate specific programs that have helped many of our members grow and scale and to be ready when buyers have come looking for bespoke, Queensland made products and produce.”

Taking the helm as new Chair is David Hoath, a respected business leader with extensive experience in change management, government, and media relations.

When making the announcement Price said, “David has many years of experience leading high-performing teams through significant change management all while fostering a culture of excellence and delivering profitable and successful outcomes.

“His appointment reflects FAN’s commitment to attracting and retaining a dynamic and experienced skills-based board in order to maintain our prominent position in the industry.

“We are thrilled to welcome David as the newly appointed Chair of FAN and know that his industry expertise, strategic thinking, and outstanding leadership skills will continue to propel us forward into a new era of growth and innovation,” Price said.

Hoath, who will take on the role following the AGM in November said, “I am delighted to be appointed as Chair of FAN and am looking forward to enhancing what is already a stellar reputation as we look to build upon and grow the many innovative initiatives that have defined our success to date.”

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