Former Federated Farmers Meat and Wool chair William Beetham has been appointed chair of the Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence after Dr Mark Paine stepped down at the organisation’s annual meeting on May 30.
On announcement of his appointment, Beetham thanked Paine’s contribution to establishing FFCoVE and getting it to a point where it was delivering fantastic outcomes and providing direction for vocational education in the food and fibre sector.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity. It’s a great privilege and I look forward to serving the food and fibre sector by contributing to delivering vocational training excellence for our sector’s future success,” Beetham said.
FFCoVE is one of two centres of vocational excellence announced by the Minister of Education in 2020. It focuses on attracting and retaining students and staff, from school, vocational education and in the workforce.
Primary ITO sectors and marketing national manager Natalie Bowie was elected to the board and
Turi Ngatai MNZM (Ngai Te Rangi/Ngāti Ranginui, Tauranga-Moana) and Sandy Scarrow were re-elected to the FFCoVE board.