MINDEROO Group’s Harvest Road Beef has created a new position of general manager of livestock.
Harvest Road Beef, owned by mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola, is Minderoo’s integrated beef group, which includes Minderoo Pastoral and Harvey Beef assets.
Harvey Beef livestock manager Kim McDougall has been appointed to the role.
The new entity will combine Minderoo Pastoral interests and Harvey Beef, including its Western Australian cattle stations.
Mr McDougall will be responsible for overseeing the pastoral operations, including Minderoo; two Pilbara leases, Nanutarra and Uaroo, Onslow; and two Gascoyne cattle stations, Brickhouse and Minilya stations, near Carnarvon.
Minderoo Group’s head of investment John Hartman said the role would allow for increased operational efficiencies across the integrated beef group.
Mr Hartman said Mr McDougall would be working with an on-the-ground pastoral operation manager.
The appointment of the regional manager for its pastoral operations is yet to be filled, after former manager Ben Wratten moved on.
“The role will continue to oversee livestock procurement for our processing business,” Mr Hartman said.
Under the managerial structural change, Harvey Beef general manager Wayne Shaw remains in his position, with both general managers reporting to head of investments for Minderoo Group, Mr Hartman.