9 November 2018
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has thanked outgoing AWI chair Wal Merriman for his service to the wool industry.
Mr Merriman has been chair of AWI for the past 10 years and on the board for 14.
He's been succeeded as chair by Colette Garnsey.
"I thank Mr Merriman for his years of service to the wool industry," Minister Littleproud said.
"He will leave a legacy few will forget.
"He's chosen a logical time to step down.
"New leadership will take on new challenges for AWI."
Minister Littleproud said Mr Merriman's departure did not change his attitude to the EY Review recommendations, which he expects to be implemented ASAP as per the review.