Australian Banana Growers' Council appoints new chairman
The new chairman thanked Tully grower MacKay for more than a decade of commitment to the council and the industry.
"After 12 years of service to the industry, we say thank you to Mr McKay for his hard work and willingness to see the tasks that come with being chairman done from start to finish," said Phillips.
"Banana growers have a number of issues at the moment and I look forward to addressing these to the best of our ability."
As part of a board shuffle, another Tully grower Paul Johnstone was elected as vice president, Mullumbimby grower Peter Molenaar returned to the role of treasurer, while Innisfail grower Steve Lizzio - known for his YouTube informational videos in the wake of Cyclone Yasi - is now a board director.