Genetics Australia chief executive officer Anthony Shelly has been elected to the board of DataGene.
He was elected at DataGene’s annual general meeting on November 14, where Gippsland dairy farmer Tim Jelbart was re-elected to the board and chairman Ross Joblin was re-appointed.
Mr Shelly has spent his entire 30-year career in dairy herd improvement, most of it with Genetics Australia and its precursor organisations.
He is also a non-executive director of the National Herd Improvement Association of Australia.
Mr Shelly said he was excited about the opportunity to be more involved with DataGene.
“I’m passionate about the role of genetics and data in helping farmers optimise their businesses, which is essentially what DataGene is all about,” he said.
Mr Shelly filled a vacancy on the board created by the departure of ABS Australia’s general manager James Smallwood, who resigned due to changing responsibilities with the company.
Mr Joblin thanked Mr Smallwood for his contribution to DataGene.
“We have valued the perspective James brought to discussions around the board room table and his broad industry experience,” he said.