Next crop of leaders selected for ARLP (6 April 2016)

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The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation has announced the next round of its unique leadership development program, with two cotton industry leaders selected to participate. 

Matt Bradd, a cotton merchant with ECOM Commodities, and Meagan Laidlaw, a marketing services manager with Olam Queensland Cotton, will represent the industry in Course 23 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP).

Matt and Meagan are proudly supported by three cotton industry bodies: CRDC, Cotton Australia and Auscott. 

The ARLP is the Foundation's flagship program, and has been developing leaders for the future of rural and regional Australia for over 20 years.

Matt and Meagan are among thirty leaders representing diverse industries, who have successfully completed a competitive national selection progress. The group will commence the ARLP in August 2016 with an experiential session in the Kimberley. Five sessions will follow over 15 months, including immersion in regional communities, involvement in Canberra’s political scene, and an eye-opening visit to one of our closest neighbours - Indonesia.

Matt and Meagan join an extensive list of cotton industry alumni from the prestigious program, supported by CRDC and others, including Sean Boland and Jamie Iker (Course 22), Tobin Cherry and Dr Sharon Downes (Course 21), Brooke Summers  and Elizabeth Stott (Course 20), and Dr Paula Jones and David Wigginton (Course 19). 

Applications for Course 24 of the ARLP will open in August 2016. Click here for more information.