QDO appoints new Executive Officer

QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi & QDO President Brian Tessmann

QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi & QDO President Brian Tessmann

The Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation has announced the appointment of their new Executive Officer, Eric Danzi, who will take over the reins of the organisation this month.

Mr Danzi comes to the QDO role after completing 5 years as a senior project manager at Ausenco and 12 years prior at CANEGROWERS as manager for Planning and Water. He will bring a combined 20 years of experience in agricultural and project management within Queensland, nationally and internationally that will serve him well in his role with QDO and our industry.

QDO President Brian Tessmann stated, “Eric is a highly motivated and passionate advocate, with a strong agricultural and management background. I look forward to working with him, continuing to build on QDO’s work as the collective voice for dairy farmers in Queensland.”

“Eric is an exceptional leader, who understands the challenges facing advocacy organisations in meeting the needs of members in a dynamic political and economic climate.”

“While the Queensland dairy industry faces its fair share challenges, QDO are confident that moving forward it will be able to continue offering effective advocacy and representation to governments and the community.” 

Mr Danzi stated; “I am looking forward to continuing the good work at QDO and ensuring our members continue to get the service and representation they need and deserve.”

Mr Tessmann also thanked departing Executive Officer Adrian Peake for his dedicated service to the organisation and the dairy industry through some of the toughest times in our industry’s history.

“On behalf of the QDO members and our dairy industry I thank Mr Peake for his commitment and dedication to the role, the QDO and industry over the last 14 years, that leaves QDO with a long list of achievements and in a strong autonomous position going forward.”

The Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation is the peak advocacy organisation representing the interests of and providing services to dairy farmers across Queensland.