Livestock Biosecurity Network announces new CEO

The Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) is pleased to welcome Duncan Rowland to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company.

Mr Rowland currently serves as Executive Manager – Biosecurity and Product Integrity Services at Animal Health Australia (AHA), where he has worked to strengthen the country’s animal health system since 2004. His appointment to LBN brings his considerable wealth of knowledge and experience in biosecurity, animal health and welfare into LBN.

LBN Chairman James Kellaway said Mr Rowland’s appointment was a huge step in the right direction for the continued growth, and ongoing ability for LBN to provide excellence in biosecurity, animal health and welfare extension services to the livestock industries.

“Duncan has already contributed a great deal to LBN in his capacity as Executive Manager at AHA. His rapport with both LBN staff and directors and his understanding of LBN has him well placed to succeed as CEO,” Mr Kellaway said.

Mr Rowland will commence as CEO in mid-October, marking a new era for LBN which is focused on creating enhanced partnerships, fostering innovation, providing outstanding services to its stakeholders and securing sustainable funding.

“The LBN Board has the utmost confidence that LBN will continue to deliver value to its partners, stakeholders and producers under Duncan’s leadership and with the ongoing contribution of its valued staff complement,” Mr Kellaway said.

Mr Rowland is excited to begin his new role and is optimistic about the future of LBN as we build a positive, proactive work culture and delivery framework, with a sole focus of providing excellence in service delivery to LBN’s stakeholders.

“I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead LBN and work with an incredible team of people, reaching out and working with farmers to achieve the best health and welfare outcomes for their livestock.”

“It’s important we continue to support industry and governments by extending information and services to our producers.  LBN is becoming known as the go-to organisation for the delivery of biosecurity, animal health and welfare services to the livestock industry.”