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TCF development authority gets new chief executive



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M INISTER FOR

INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY and COMMERCE SENATOR JOHN BUTTON

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 SEPTEMBER 1991

TCF DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY GETS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Mr John Leach is the new Chief Executive of the Federal Government's Textile, Clothing and Footwear Development Authority.

Announcing the appointment today, the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce, Senator John Button, said Mr Leach brought 35 years experience in retailing to his new position.

Mr Leach is a former Managing Director of Target, Deputy Managing Director of Myer and a Group Managing Director of Coles-Myer. Since 1986 he has been a strategic business consultant working in the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand as well as Australia.

Senator Button said Mr Leach had worked extensively with the TCF industries on the development and manufacture of products for Target.

"John Leach's extensive retail background gives him an insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the TCF industries in Australia, " the Minister said.

"His experience is strongly market oriented which puts him in the position to make a significant contribution to the work of the Authority and to industry restructuring."

Mr Leach said he was looking forward to the challenge of his new role.

"The Government's Industry Statement in March creates the climate in which these industries will change over the next decade and beyond", he said.

"There is a lot of hard work ahead to ensure the future of these industries and the Authority can play an important role in assisting them to restructure.

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"The TCF companies will become more efficient and more market oriented in the process. That is the only way to guarantee the future of the industries and the jobs of those who will work in them."

More information: Mike Roberts Senator Button's Office (06) 277 7580