Angus Australia wishes to convey the very sad news of the passing over the past few days of Angus leaders, Rob Wylie, former CEO of NZ Angus; and, Mr Ron McHattie, Chief Executive of the Aberdeen Angus Society.
Both Rob and Ron were major contributors to the Angus communities in their respective countries over long periods of time.
As Chief Executive of the Aberdeen Angus Society for 18 years, Ron McHattie led the breed through a period of major transformation in UK and Ireland to regain its prominent position lost during the 1980s and 90s to the Continental breeds.
Similarly, as CEO of NZ Angus, Rob Wylie had a major impact on the development of Angus in New Zealand over the last 14 years until his resignation in 2014 due to ill-health.
The wise counsel provided by both of these leaders will be sadly missed in the global Angus community.
Angus Australia wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to the families and colleagues of these admired gentlemen.