Gundagai Meat Processors (GMP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Michelle Henry who takes on a newly created role of Client Research Advisor as the business continues to expand its operations and capabilities.
Dr Henry is one of Australia’s leading meat scientists, bringing a wealth of knowledge in animal welfare and the lamb supply chain. Dr Henry has held previous roles at the Australian Lamb Company and the University of Melbourne and is an active contributor to the Sheep CRC.
“Dr Henry will be advising in areas specifically related to meat science to optimise the functionality of a client’s lamb supply chain. Her appointment ensures that GMP is at the forefront of innovation in meat processing, by providing technical and research-based advice to clients regarding supply chain opportunities,” said Will Barton, GMP CEO.
“This work will be of increasing importance to our business as advancements in technology necessitate an understanding of the science behind animal health and welfare, meat yield and eating quality. The ability to bring these elements together using DEXA technology and developments in carcase yield optimisation to provide meaningful outputs for our clients is viewed as a key factor in our ongoing success.”
Commenting on her appointment, Dr Henry said it was GMP’s investment in its plant and people and a clear vision for its future that led her to join the business:
“I am excited to be joining a company that is taking real steps to lead the industry in Animal and Meat Science. GMP’s vision and ethos is what first attracted me to the business; they are firmly committed to moving the business forward through exploring new technologies, partnerships and practices to improve their service delivery, food quality and add real value to clients.”