Meet Our Staff

Jo Hall- Chief Executive Officer

 

Jo has a passion for the wool industry, having grown up on a wool and beef property in southern NSW, and has spent most of her working life in various facets of the industry.

Jo joined WoolProducers Australia as the Animal Health and Welfare Policy Director in February 2011 and was appointed as CEO in December 2014. Prior to that Jo worked for AgForce Queensland as the Sheep & Wool Policy Director.

 

Jo has represented the wool industry at state, national and international levels throughout her career across a range of issues affecting the industry.

Jo has worked in wool production, on-farm testing and shearing sheds across NSW and has a degree in Agribusiness from the University of Sydney.

Ashley Cooper – Policy Manager

Ashley studied a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland. While undertaking his studies, he worked in education and policy for AgForce Queensland.

Ashley left AgForce to pursue studies in Veterinary Science, but decided that his passion lay in agricultural policy. After ending his studies, he worked as a Policy Officer with GrainGrowers and in July 2018, joined WoolProducers as the Policy Manager.

Woolgrowers decide wool levy to be 1.5%

WoolProducers Australia has welcomed the announcement of the WoolPoll result with growers determining that 1.5% will be the levy paid for the next strategic cycle of wool research, development and marketing.

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Lower wool volumes mean reduced income for woolgrowers

MEDIA RELEASE WoolProducers strongly believe that half of a percent is better in growers' pockets in order to rebuild their own businesses when the season changes, rather than in the coffers of AWI, whose recent media statements of a 36 per cent reduction in income if a lower levy is voted in misses the fact that their own levy payers are the ones who will miss out financially.

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