Brian Mobbs awarded ABIF Life Membership.

The Board of the Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) have conferred Life Membership on Brian Mobbs in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Foundation as its founding Chairman.

In making the presentation at a dinner at Marcus Oldham College on 25th June the current ABIF Chairman John Gunthorpe said “Brian’s vision in developing the Foundation from its early status as an Angus Youth activity into an independent Australian organisation concentrating on inspiring careers in the national beef industry has been implemented with a drive and passion that has resulted in ABIF becoming a major provider of scholarships and bursaries for 18 to 30 year old students seeking to pursue rewarding careers in agriculture”

“During Brian’s tenure as Chairman he was responsible for virtually all the Foundations fund raising and following his retirement from that role he has continued to actively support all of ABIF’s on-going activities” Mr. Gunthorpe said.

The ceremony to award Brian Mobbs with Life Membership was conducted as part of the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program. In accepting the award Mr Mobbs acknowledged how appropriate it was to combine the award ceremony with the Marcus Oldham Leadership Program because ABIF was once again providing scholarships for seven young people from all over Australia to attend the program.  

Mr Mobbs said how pleased he was to have been able to contribute to the development of an organisation that could assist such outstanding young people as the ABIF Scholars attending the Marcus Oldham leadership program.

(l to r) John Gunthorpe (ABIF Chairman), Ivan Pike (Merial Australia)

Brian and Theresa Mobbs