Anexa’s Board of Directors met on 27th October 2023 and welcomed newly elected board members Malcom Edward and Paul Manion to their first Anexa Board Meeting.
During this meeting, the Board voted and appointed Wayne Berry as Chair and Brendon O’Leary as Deputy Chair for 2023/24. The Board appointed Kirsty Sing as Health and Safety Representative and Gaynor Tierney as Sustainability Representative.
Chair Wayne Berry acknowledged it has been a steady year for the Vet Club and its clients. A reasonable dairy pay-out, steady sheep and beef prices and a reasonable growing season for feed resulted in an okay dairy season for the majority of members; however, inflation and increased cost structures across the entire Agriculture sector certainly put a bit of a damper on the season. We thank members for their continued support of the Vet Club over the past year.
Wayne also acknowledged Bruce Thomas’s retirement from the Board and thanked him for 14 Years of service to the Board, of which he has served as Chairman for the past eight years. The members truly appreciated your efforts and great stewardship of the Vet Club over this time, Bruce; thank you.
In the 2022-23 season, our focus remains on delivering quality services and great value to our members, assessing risk management across the business, along with post-pandemic management, people, inflation, cyber security, biosecurity, business interruption, and asset integrity are all top of mind. As with all other businesses, the Board and Leadership Team must continue to adopt, adapt, evolve, and change how we do things to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients as we head into a new era of farming.
A sound depth of knowledge and skills within the business and high-quality Anexa veterinarians puts us in a fortunate position, and we remain focused on retaining and attracting skilled staff.
Cognosco, the Vet Club’s research division, has had another successful year, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank members for their ongoing support and participation in research projects.
The Board, the Leadership Team, and the wider business are all working hard to ensure we are keeping in touch with the changing needs of our members in animal health, welfare, and compliance.