AFIA welcomes new CEO

AFIA welcomes new CEO

24 November 2020

The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) has appointed experienced agricultural executive Paula Fitzgerald as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Ms Fitzgerald has a long history in the agriculture sector, starting with the CSIRO, working across many commodity sectors, with State and Federal Governments and has previously run a national organisation.

A director of not-for-profit industry organisation Skills Impact and Animal Health Australia, Paula is also a member of the Federal Government’s Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee.

Ms Fitzgerald has experience in stakeholder and government relations, policy development and advocacy, communication, regulatory affairs, issues management, membership engagement and capacity building.

AFIA Secretary and Western Australian hay grower Suzanne Woods said this appointment was good news for the fodder industry.

“Paula will bring a new perspective to AFIA based on her broad experience across the agri-sector,” she said.

“The board looks forward to Paula’s commencement and her leadership to build on AFIA’s strong reputation of working for its members and representing everyone along the hay, silage and straw supply chain.”

New AFIA CEO Paula Fitzgerald.


Media Contact:

Suzanne Woods Simone Smith
AFIA Secretary (WA based) Media officer
0438 287 191 0438 847 742