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~ \ Γ Μ MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES AND ENERGY JOHN KERIN M.P.CANBERRAC O M M O M WPARLIAMEMTARMiCAl· DPIE91/121K 1991KERIN ANNOUNCES WOOL APPOINTMENTSThe Minister for Primary Industries & Energy, John Kerin, has announced the names of four of the key people to lead the Australian wool industry's recovery."I am confident that the wool industry has a leadership group able to manage the industry through to recovery. The Government has set the broad parameters of the plan for this recovery, it is their job to implement it. They deserve the full support of the whole industry in this difficult task," Mr Kerin said.* Sir William Vines is Chairman-designate of the Australian Wool Industry Council.Sir William, who headed the Wool Review Committee which reported to the Minister on March 31, has a mixed grazing property in NSW. He has a long history of involvement in the wool industry at senior levels. He was Managing Director of the International Wool Secretariat from 1961 to 1969 and a Board member for ten years. In 1970-72 he was founding Chairman of the Australian Wool Commission.* Mr. Mac Drysdale is Chairman-designate of the new Australian Wool Corporation.Mr Drysdale, a Queensland woolgrower, is currently Senior Vice President of the Australian Wool Council. He has been a member of the Wool Council since 1980 and previously held an executive position in the United Grazier's Association and was President of the Sheep and Wool Council of Queensland from 1984-88. .* Mr. John Landy is Chairman-designate of the Wool Research & Development Corporation.Mr Landy's family owns grazing properties in NSW. He has held senior research positions in industry and academia and has been a fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science since 1984. He was awarded an MBE in 1955 for services to sport.* Mr. Michael Blarney has been appointed as the Minister's representative to work with the Managing Director of the Australian Wool Corporation, Mr Jim Young, and the three Chairmen designate to develop draft operational plans for each new institution.Mr Blarney has worked for over twenty years in trade and commodity policy and public administration. Since 1989 he has been Director-General of the Victorian Department of Property & Services. He is currently an Executive Consultant (Policy) to the Victorian Department of Agriculture & Rural Affairs.The Chairman designate of the Wool Realisation Commission will be announced within the next few days. All these appointments are expected to be confirmed following the passage of the enacting legislation in the next two months.For more information contact: Simon Grose 06 2777 520