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AWI Chairman welcomes Brenda McGahan
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Feb '09
The Chairman of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) Wal Merriman has announced that the former head of the Woolmark Company Brenda McGahan has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of AWI.

The appointment which takes effect from next Monday heralds the return to the wool industry for Ms McGahan after an almost two year absence.

Mr Merriman said he was delighted that AWI had been able to secure Ms McGahan's services.

“I am happy to welcome Brenda back into the fold,” Mr Merriman said.

“She is a passionate advocate for the wool industry and the Board of AWI is 100% committed to her appointment.”

Ms McGahan's appointment followed an extensive recruitment and selection process.

“It's a tribute to Brenda that she was selected from an impressive array of candidates for this position,” Mr Merriman said.

Ms McGahan said she was very proud to be returning to the wool industry to take the helm of AWI.

“AWI is going through a major transition and is facing multiple challenges making it a privilege to help the Board during these difficult times.

“I look forward to leading the team at AWI and working with the Board to improve the future for wool globally.

Prior to joining the wool industry, Ms McGahan had an impressive track record working with retailers in Australia and overseas.

Australian Wool Innovation


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