Friday, 23 December 2016 11:23

Another interim appointment for MG executive

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Cameron Smith will join MG in the new year. Cameron Smith will join MG in the new year.

MURRAY Goulburn has announced Cameron Smith will temporarily step into the role of Executive General Manager, Supplier Relations that will soon be vacated by Robert Poole.

Interim chief executive David Mallinson today told MG suppliers that Mr Smith will lead the Field Services, Supplier Services and MG Trading store teams for a six-month period starting from January 9.

As a consultant at Farmanco Pty Ltd, Mr Smith has experience providing physical and financial management advice to a large group of farmer clients across Northern Victoria and Southern NSW.

He also frequently consults to organisations associated with the dairy industry as well as other service providers in the region.

It was announced in early December that Robert Poole would leave MG to join KPMG, ending almost nine years with the company. 

Mr Poole will be the latest in a string of senior staff to leave the organisation since the shock cut to farm gate milk prices earlier this year.

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