BCI Council Member, Simon Corish, has been elected Chairman of Cotton Australia.
Simon Corish, a cotton grower from Goondiwindi, was elected Chairman of Cotton Australia following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting in Narrabri, Australia on 5 August. Corish was formerly Deputy Chairman of the organisation. Since 2014, Corish has represented cotton producers on the Better Cotton Initiative’s Council where he has played an important role in promoting responsibly grown cotton to world markets.
“We are delighted that Simon Corish has been elected Chairman of Cotton Australia,” said BCI Programme and Partnership Manager, Corin Wood-Jones.
“In working with Simon and the rest of the board, we look forward to a continued and productive partnership between BCI and Cotton Australia.”
Cotton Australia is an industry trade group representing Australian cotton farmers and corporations. Since 2014, BCI and Cotton Australia have worked together in an official partnership enabling myBMP cotton – the Australian cotton industry’s standard for growing cotton in an environmentally and ethically responsible way – to be sold as Better Cotton. Working with BCI bridges the gap for Australian cotton producers allowing them to respond to demand from retailers and brands worldwide for more sustainably grown cotton.
Corish replaces Lyndon Mulligan as Chairman. Hamish McIntyre was elected the Deputy Chairman, and Board members Barb Grey and Jeremy Callachor were both re-elected.
“On behalf of the Cotton Australia Board I would like to thank Lyndon Mulligan for his tireless dedication and enormous contribution to Cotton Australia and the industry,” Mr. Corish said.
“Lyndon’s strong leadership has helped secure the future of Cotton Australia and the growers it represents, and the members of the Board and I look forward to continuing the strategy he has set in motion.”