Media release: AEGIC congratulates new Grains Australia CEO Richard Simonaitis

16 August, 2022

AEGIC congratulates its outgoing CEO, Richard Simonaitis, on his appointment as CEO of Grains Australia.

“AEGIC is proud that such an outstanding person as Richard will take on this significant role for the industry, after leading AEGIC for the last six years,” AEGIC Chair Ron Storey said.

“Richard has cemented key industry services within AEGIC and I have no doubt he will lead new growth for the industry at Grains Australia.

“At AEGIC, our work to deliver market insights, education and technical training through the value chain for producers all the way to consumers will continue apace under the recently announced investment through to 2026 by our Members GRDC and DPIRD.

“We are in the process of finalising our service arrangements with Grains Australia to support their Classification and Market Access pillars and I look forward to providing more detail on that in coming weeks.

“Richard continues as CEO until the end of October and the AEGIC board will advise of replacement and recruitment plans in due course.

“Richard has made an outstanding contribution at AEGIC. We wish him well in the new role and we will more formally recognise his time at AEGIC in the coming months.”

Richard Simonaitis

Media contact
Keir Tunbridge
0409 991 817

AEGIC is an investment of Australian grain growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

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