The Winner of the 2016 NCWSBA Wool Broker Award was announced at the Wool Week dinner in Melbourne on 25th August. The Winner of the 2016 Award is Lachlan Sutton of Elders.

In making their decision, the Selection Panel noted they found the calibre of all three presentations to be excellent. They also found it difficult to separate the finalists and that all would be very worthy winners. The Panel noted that some of the most pleasing aspects from the finalists were:

  • their obvious passion and dedication to the wool industry
  • and their commitment shown in providing outstanding service to their grower clients
  • the work that each is doing to educate the next generation of brokers;
  • and the high quality of both the written submissions and the presentations.

In particular, the Selection Panel commented that the presentations by the three Finalists demonstrated “…the complexity of modern day woolbroking and the detailed skill set needed to do this job effectively.”

The Panel believed that Lachlan best met the assessment criteria. In particular, Lachlan impressed the Panel with his innovative approaches to marketing at a local, state and national level and his ability to introduce new tools and techniques to assist his clients to get the best possible financial returns.

Lachlan will now go to the International Wool Textile Organisation’s 2017 Congress which will be held in Europe in May 2017. All travel, Congress and Conference fees and accommodation paid thanks to sponsorship by AWTA and Fairfax Agricultural Media. Visits to mills will also be included.

The Award is sponsored by Fairfax Agricultural Media and AWTA Ltd.

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