[ASC-media] APRIL first appointment of CEO and Chief Scientist: Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) Media Release

Brendon Cant brendon at iinet.net.au
Sun Sep 23 17:35:41 PDT 2018

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) Media Release --
September 24, 2018


APRIL first appointment of CEO and Chief Scientist


John Pluske has been appointed inaugural Chief Scientist and CEO of
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL). 

Professor Pluske from Murdoch University, Western Australia, will commit
more than half his time to APRIL, while maintaining academic roles and
duties at Murdoch University.


APRIL is an independent research entity continuing the collaborative
approach to research and development of the very successful Cooperative
Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC), which is
winding down to its June 30, 2019 conclusion. 


APRIL actively partners with industry and educational institutions to
deliver research outcomes to the Australasian pork industry and commercial
outcomes that generate financial returns for APRIL to support ongoing
research, development and training. 


APRIL invested $900,000 in 13 projects across programs covering resilience,
cost and return on assets, in 2018/19, its inaugural funding year. 


Dennis Mutton, APRIL Board Chairman, was delighted Professor Pluske agreed
to take up the APRIL positions, with Murdoch University's backing.


"There are exciting research prospects ahead for the pork industry and
John's sound research background and international reputation augers well
for meeting the high goals and KPI's we've set for APRIL," Mr Mutton said.


David Morrison, Murdoch University Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and
Innovation, said the University was committed to agriculture and research. 


"This opportunity is a win for the pork industry and enables Murdoch
University to retain one of our prominent researchers, which is fantastic
for our research capability and for our students," Professor Morrison said.


Professor Pluske welcomed the challenge, saying that APRIL would consider
all funding opportunities, including competitive research grants, to ensure
the Australasian pork industry had the necessary financial backing and
research and development capacity to be sustainable and internationally


APRIL will work closely with Australian Pork Limited (APL) to jointly
provide access to research facilities through base funding and ensure the
pork industry has access to high quality scientists and generates research
outcomes capable of enhancing capacity, profitability and sustainability. 


Mr Mutton acknowledged the tireless work of APRIL interim CEO, Roger


"Having so ably led Pork CRC as CEO since its 2005 inception, Dr Campbell
extended his commitment to the pork industry by driving 


APRIL in its initial stages and APRIL members and the Board appreciate it,"
Mr Mutton said.


Professor Pluske's research career, including many years as a Pork CRC
subprogram leader, has focused on nutrition-gut disease interactions in
pigs, growth and development, feed and ingredient evaluation.


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Brendon Cant, APRIL Communications Manager, Mob 0417 930 536

MEDIA CONTACT: Prof John Pluske, APRIL CEO, Mob 0410 436 871

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Brendon Cant

Communications Manager

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