Governor of NSW

Bindaree Food Group was honoured to welcome New South Wales Governor, the Honourable Margaret Beazley, to our Inverell facility. 

Her Excellency toured the facility, and spoke with staff and management about the very important issue of food security, and learned about the significant contribution Bindaree Food Group makes to the region and the nation. Her Excellency was interested in the company’s history and connection with the region since we started our operations at the Casino Food Co-op in 1981. 

Bindaree Food Group CEO Andrew McDonald stated “We were deeply honoured to show Her Excellency around our facility. Although we have facilities in six locations across Australia and offices around the world, we are at our heart a New South Wales regional success story. 

“We were pleased to talk with her about our recent and upcoming plant and equipment upgrades, which total around $60 million. I was able to explain how these upgrades benefit regional NSW beef producers by allowing us to compete more strongly on global markets. 

“Understandably, Her Excellency was interested in issues such as animal welfare, food safety and environmental compliance, and I was happy to outline Bindaree’s world-standard policies in these areas. 

“We also talked about the importance of our mutually beneficial relationships with our producers.  For us to be successful we first need them to be successful.  All our operations are geared to maximising the financial return we can provide to our producer partners, which means that success at Inverell is success for all of northern New South Wales.”

Pictured above is our Chief People Officer – Todd Newton and CEO – Andrew McDonald with the Governor of NSW.

Pictured below is our Bindaree Beef Processing General Manager – Brad Newman giving the Governor of NSW a tour of our processing facility in Inverell