Helen Kroger appointed AFMA Chair

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) welcomes Ms Helen Kroger, as the new Chair of AFMA’s Commission.

AFMA’s Deputy Chair, Ms Catherine Cooper said that she and other AFMA Commissioners along with AFMA’s staff look forward to working with Ms Kroger over the next five years.

“Ms Kroger brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership into the role from holding leadership positions in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, and also as a former federal Senator for Victoria,” Ms Cooper said.

“Her experience in business management and public sector administration and governance will be invaluable to AFMA over the next five years as we continue to ensure that current and future generations have a healthy supply of Australian seafood.

“I welcome Ms Kroger to the role.

“I would also took the opportunity to thank outgoing AFMA Chair, Mr Norman Moore AM for his significant contribution over the last three years.

“Mr Moore’s insight and knowledge from his experience, in particular as a former state fisheries minister, have been an asset to AFMA since his appointment in 2014.”

AFMA’s CEO, Dr James Findlay echoed Ms Cooper in thanking Mr Moore for his contribution.

“Mr Moore’s commitment to the agency and ensuring strong fisheries management that the Commonwealth has become internationally known for, has been considerable,” Dr Findlay said.

“On behalf of AFMA staff, I thank Mr Moore for his contribution and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

Ms Kroger commences in the Chair’s position on 1 July 2017. More information on the AFMA Commission can be found at afma.gov.au.