John Hunt stands down as SADA President
After more than a decade on the Board and the past six at the helm, President John Hunt has announced his decision to step away from the board, allowing him to concentrate on family and new business ventures.
“It has been a role I have been in for 10 years, six as president. It has been a fulfilling role which I have enjoyed immensely especially the interactions with members and with other States that have the same drive as ourselves.” John said.
“We have purchased another dairy farm so my main focus currently needs to be on our own business. The dairy industry in Australia has been a great chance to grow our wealth as a family over a reasonable short period of time. It is this that is why I have so much passion as I see the possibilities for all to enjoy the ride.”
Some highlighted achievements over the past 10 years for John would have to start with the South Australian Action Plan, which the industry, government and national peaks have backed and stood by since its launch in 2019. The growth and success of the SADA Fresh model has also been an area of satisfaction, providing a source of funds to better the industry.
During John’s tenure, SADA was at the forefront of the Dairy Code review and the demise of dollar milk.
John wanted to leave a special mention to the board and team of SADA for giving him the opportunity to achieve some great milestones. He’s has thoroughly enjoyed the past 10 years and found it very rewarding to give back to an industry that has given him the best life possible.
CEO, Andrew Curtis said he enjoyed working alongside John over the past 8 years, he will be sorely missed and has left behind large shoes to fill, a legacy he should be proud of. Time for SADA to keep the grass as green today for tomorrow’s dairy farmers.