Meet the new face of biosecurity in New South Wales

New South Wales is in secure hands with the introduction of a new Biosecurity and Extension Manager in Bonnie Skinner.

Bonnie joins Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) having previously held the role of Surveillance Coordinator within Animal Health Australia.

Bonnie enters the role with extensive experience in biosecurity, including qualifications in agriculture and equine and applied science.

“I’m really passionate about being on the ground as part of a team which protects the integrity of Australia’s animal health system,” she explained.

Bonnie will be based in Goulburn, but will be supporting cattle producers across the state. She will be hitting the ground running, assisting in the delivery of biosecurity planning workshops to several hundred producers around NSW in August and September.

LBN’s Executive Manager, Duncan Rowland, is keen to welcome Bonnie to the team.

“Bonnie has a great deal of knowledge of animal health and proven experience in client relations. She is a great communicator who is well suited to the role of Extension Manager. She is a fantastic addition to our team,” he said.

Her first day with LBN saw Bonnie present a biosecurity workshop to 200 farmers in Narrabri, in the state’s north-west slopes region, an experience she called her ‘baptism by fire’.

“I thoroughly enjoyed getting out there straight away and speaking with producers, helping to spread the biosecurity message. I’m so excited to have joined LBN at a time of such significant change within the industry.”