AFMA CEO James Findlay, reappointed for three years

16th March 2016

Media release from the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources:

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, The Hon. Senator Anne Ruston, today announced the reappointment of Dr James Findlay as CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) for a 3 year term.

Senator Ruston said effective leadership at AFMA played an essential role in the management of Australia’s Commonwealth-managed fisheries.

“I am very pleased to announce Dr Findlay’s reappointment as CEO,” Minister Ruston said.

“Dr Findlay’s extensive experience at the helm of AFMA and across the sector will serve the best interests of our valuable fisheries resources at a time of unprecedented opportunity for Australia’s primary industries.

“Dr Findlay’s ongoing leadership will ensure strong governance and effective regulation across all Commonwealth-managed fisheries.”

As AFMA CEO, Dr Findlay will continue as a member on the AFMA Commission, joining current chairman, the Hon. Norman Moore and Commissioners Ian Cartwright, Catherine Cooper, David Hall, Professor Keith Sainsbury and Richard Stevens OAM.

AFMA is the Australian Government agency responsible for the efficient management and sustainable use of Commonwealth fish resources on behalf of the Australian community.