David Grant is to join the boards of Murray Goulburn (MG) and the MG Unit Trust after MG’s annual general meeting on October 27.
Mr Grant, who is a director of Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited, will take on the special director position of Mike Ihlein, who is retiring from the board.
Mr Ihlein said the last 18 months had been a very difficult period for MG and its suppliers.
“However, I am confident that the necessary steps are being taken under the leadership of (chairman) John Spark and (CEO) Ari Mervis to stabilise the business and enable MG to rebuild its standing as a fundamental pillar of the Australian dairy industry,” he said.
Mr Ihlein said the time was right for a new special director to help the board with important initiatives ahead.